Description, sampling and classifications of Danish soils based on field studies (2017)

Name of course:

Description, sampling and classifications of Danish soils based on field studies

 

ECTS credits:

5 ECTS

 

Course parameters:

Language: English

Level of course: PhD course, but we allow MSc students as well

Semester/quarter: 12 – 18 June 2017

Hours per week: 11 hours pr. day and 7 days, plus one week of preparatory reading

Capacity limits: 16 participants

 

Objectives of the course:

Field-based studies of soils in Denmark, with travel throughout Denmark. Emphasis on description and classification of soils; relationships among soils, vegetation, geology, and climate; physical, chemical, and biological processes active in soils and landscapes; and the role of soils in land use.

Emphasis will also be on the ability to sampling for a range of soil physical analysis both individual soil profiles but also on fields with high variability. Field measurements of key soil properties will be performed.

 

Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

Describe, classify and sample individual soil profiles, and fields.

 

Compulsory programme:

Detailed program will be available in due time before the course.

 

Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge on soils

 

Name of lecturers:

Mogens Humlekrog Greve

Bo Vangsø Iversen

Mathieu Lemande

 

Type of course/teaching methods:

The course comprises 7 days of intensive classroom and field study, mostly in the field, away from AU campus.

 

Literature:

WRB key

Fao Guidelines for soil description

More…..

 

Course homepage:

http://agro.au.dk/phd-uddannelse/phd-courses/classification-of-danish-soils/

 

Course assessment:

Exam by multiple choices and an assignment

 

Provider:

Dept. of Agroecology
Aarhus University
Blichers Allé 20, Postboks 50
DK-8830 Tjele

 

Special comments on this course:

Course fee is 800 Euro

This fee covers transportation, accommodation in hostels, and all meals during the course period.

 

Time:

12 – 18 June 2017

 

Place:

AU, Campus Foulum and the landscapes of Denmark

 

Registration:

Deadline for pre-registration is 15 May 2017. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 22 May 2017

For registration: https://auws.au.dk/Description2017

If you have any questions, please contact Mogens Humlekrog Greve, e-mail: Mogensh.greve@agro.au.dk