911327 Soils and global change


Type
Seminar
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Spiegel, Adelheid , Gerzabek, Martin , Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Sophie , Wenzel, Walter
Organisation
Institute of Soil Research (IBF)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Soils are the living skin of our earth and provide many ecosystem goods and services, including the production of food, feed, biomass for energy and material use. However, soils are a limited and vulnerable resource. Global change may concern important biogeochemical cycles, e.g. the carbon and nitrogen cycle and the use of limited resources like phosphorus. We will look into the role of soils in this context. Especially soil organic matter and its possible contribution to minimise global warming and nutrient cycling with focus on arable systems will be discussed.

Previous knowledge expected

none

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The objective of this seminar is to give an introduction to the topic and to provide deeper insight into selected themes (e.g. soil organic matter and nutrient cycling)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.