Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Laboratory & glasshouse reports, final examination

Course coordinator

Dr Peter Kopittke

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2017 External External Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course is intended to provide students with interest in the ecological, environmental, and agricultural fields with an understanding of the role of soil in plant growth. This course addresses the underlying mechanisms which control the interaction between plants and soil, rather than providing a purely descriptive account. Practical sessions and assignments provide opportunities to analyse soil characteristic and plant growth data. Key concepts covered in this course are the mechanisms through which soils supply water and nutrients to plants, the role of soil as an environmental buffer, and the essential processes carried out by the diverse microbial inhabitants of soils.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile