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Introduction To Soil Science

Earth And Planetary Sciences 413 - Fall 2020

Physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur within soil systems. Types of soils and how these relate to soil formation. Major components of soil, including soil water, minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms. Soils in wetlands and arid regions. Cycling of nutrients and contaminants in soils. Soil quality,conservation, and sustainability. Fully remote; Synchronous each meeting; Asynchronous as needed. Prerequisites: EPSc 323 or Chem 106 (or AP Chem score of 4); or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSM

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Introduction To Soil Science
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