911307 Interdisciplinary project work: soil sciences

Project course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Dinter, Tamara , Puschenreiter, Markus , Duboc, Olivier , Friedel, Jürgen Kurt
Institute of Soil Research (IBF)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


The impact of two different farming practices in the Marchfeld (organic and conventional management) on physical and chemical soil properties will be studied. One excursion day will introduce the study area and soil will be classified with common field methods. Soil samples will be collected for main soil characterisation in the laboratories. Obtained results will be interpreted and discussed in respect to research hypothesis.

Previous knowledge expected

Fundamental knowledge in soil science

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Graduate students
- understand the variability of soils in the landscape;
- explain soil properties on a soil profile;
- know usual field and laboratory methods of soil science and can apply them;
- deduce soil ecological traits and functions from soil characteristics;
- valuate soil ecological traits and functions;
- develop a sampling design for specific research questions in soil science
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.