Michael Wassilios Evangelou: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name||Mr Michael Wassilios Evangelou|
|Department||Environmental Systems Science|
|701-0518-00L||Soil Resources and Global Change||3 credits||2G||S. Dötterl, M. W. Evangelou|
|Abstract||Introduction into the importance, concepts and areas of action related to soil development and the use of soil resources in a changing world.|
|Objective||Understanding 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
|Content||Soil 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 notes||Handouts will be available for download. Related scientific articles will be recommended after each session.|
|Literature||Some 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 / Notice||Prerequisites: 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.|