911312 Rhizosphere processes and application to agriculture and soil protection

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wenzel, Walter
Institute of Soil Research (IBF)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Defnition of the rhizosphere

Extension and characteristics of the rhizosphere

Physical and chemical processes in the rhizosphere

Biological processes in the rhizosphere

Methods of rhizosphere research

Application to sustaiable agriculture (rhizotechnologies)

Applications to environmental technologies, soil protection and remediation (rhizotechnologies)

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge in soil and plant sciences (at least bachelor level).

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Aims: Give an introduction to fundamental processes in the rhizosphere and their applications in environmental technology and sustainable agriculture

- Obtain knowledge about concepts of root systems and the rhizosphere
- Know about and understand fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes in the rhizosphere and their interaction
- Appreciate the importance of rhizosphere processes in plant nutrition, pollutant uptake and ecotoxicology
- Obtain insight into applications of the rhizosphere (rhizosphere management) in environmental technology and sustainable agriculture

Detailed learning outcomes: see list of possible exam questions and homeworks (both available through BOKULearn)
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