Michael Wassilios Evangelou: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

NameMr Michael Wassilios Evangelou
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0518-00LSoil Resources and Global Change Information 3 credits2GS. Dötterl, M. W. Evangelou
AbstractIntroduction into the importance, concepts and areas of action related to soil development and the use of soil resources in a changing world.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the
- conditions under which soils develop and are used at the global scale

- consequences and problems of the use of soil and the resulting pressure on soil resources

- impact of climate and global change on the future development of soil resources
ContentSoil functions and soil formation; regional and global soil development, impacts of land use on soil water and gas circulation; forms of soil pollution and degradation; regional and global estimates of soil degradation; soil amendment and remediation of contaminated soils; planning and legal implementation of soil protection.
Lecture notesHandouts will be available for download. Related scientific articles will be recommended after each session.
LiteratureSome useful text books to know of:

- Scheffer/Schachtschabel - Soil Science, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.

- Brady N.C. and Weil, R.R. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, 2007.

- Press & Siever: Allgemeine Geologie, 7th ed., Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.

- Mason/Burt - Physical Geography, 5th ed., Oxford Uni. Press, Oxford, 2015.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Interest in physical geography and soil development. Basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and geology. A previous participation in lecture "Pedosphere" (701-​0501-00L) is recommended.