PEDOLOGY

Scienze Ambientali PEDOLOGY

0522400016
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY "ADOLFO ZAMBELLI"
EQF7
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2022
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
112LAB
ExamDate
PEDOLOGIA28/02/2023 - 10:30
PEDOLOGIA28/02/2023 - 10:30
Objectives
THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIELD OF SOIL SCIENCE, USING SPECIALIZED TEXTS THAT WILL ALLOW TO FACE THE NEW APPROACHES PROPOSED INSIDE OF SOIL SCIENCE COMMUNITY, AS THE SUPPORTING OF GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY TO PEDOLOGICAL SURVEY. THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS, IN INDUSTRY, HEALTH AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND THE PROTECTION OF SOIL RESOURCES.
Prerequisites
HE COURSE DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY FORMAL PROPEDEUTICITY.
Contents
LECTURES (5 ETCS 40 HOURS)

(3 ETCS 24 HOURS)
- SOIL RESOURCE
- SOIL TEXTURE, SAND, SILT E CLAY, EC CATION EXCHANGE CAPACITY AND EXCHANGEABLE BASES
- SOIL MINERALS: HYDROXIDES, OXIDES, CARBONATES
- SOIL ORGANIC MATTER
- WATER IN SOIL
- PEDOGENESYS: GENERAL ASPECTS AND SPECIFIC PEDOGENETIC PROCESSES
- SOIL HORIZONS
(1 ETCS 8 HOURS)
- SOIL: CLASSIFICATION OBJECTIVES
- SOIL: CLASSIFICATION, ORDERS AND SUB-ORDERS
(1 ETCS 8 HOURS)
- ASSESSMENT OF SOIL QUALITY (MINIMUM DATA SET) WITH PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS
- LAND EVALUATION: SUITABILITY E CAPABILITY

FIELD LABORATORY (1 CFU 8 HOURS)

(0,5 CFU 6 HOURS)
- SOIL PROFILE DESCRIPTION AND PEDOLOGICAL DETECTION
(0,5 CFU 6 HOURS)
- SOIL SURVEY BY ADVANCED BIOGEOPHYSICAL APPARATUS (GEO ELECTRICAL AND EMI)
Teaching Methods
TEACHING PROVIDES 52 HOURS OF DIDACTICS, INCLUDING LESSONS AND PRACTICES (6 CFU). IN PARTICULAR, 5 CFU (40 HOURS) OF CLASS LESSONS AND 1 CFU (12 HOURS) OF PRACTICES IN FIELD ARE PROVIDED.
THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:
- LESSONS IN CLASSROOM ON ALL THE TOPICS OF THE COURSE;
- PRACTICES IN FIELD A) FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF SOIL PROFILES; B) BIOGEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS

ATTENDANCE OF CLASSROOM LESSONS IS NOT OBLIGATORY, THAT OF EXERCISES and field activities are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Verification of learning
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TEACHING OBJECTIVES IS CERTIFIED BY AN EXAMINATION WITH AN ASSESSMENT EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS (MIN 18/30). THE EXAM CONSISTS IN AN ORAL INTERVIEW AIMED AT ASCERTAINING THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVED BY THE STUDENT ON THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONTENTS INDICATED IN THE PROGRAM.

THE MINIMUM MARK FOR PASSING THE EXAM IS 18/30, AND IS AWARDED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS A LIMITED KNOWLEDGE of the TOPICS COVERED during the course;

THE MAXIMUM MARK (30/30) IS AWARDED WHEN THE STUDENT SHOWS A COMPLETE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE of the TOPICS COVERED during the course.

PRAISE MAY BE ATTRIBUTED TO STUDENTS WHO REACH THE MAXIMUM VOTE OF 30/30 AND WHO PROVE THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO APPLY AUTONOMOUSLY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ACQUIRED EVEN IN CONTEXTS OTHER THAN THOSE PROPOSED IN THE LESSON
Texts
Book reference

CERTINI G. UGOLINI F. C. 2010. BASI DI PEDOLOGIA, EDAGRICOLE-NEW BUSINESS MEDIA. ISBN-10: 8850652860
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- COURSE LANGUAGE: ITALIAN
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