2 credits during the 2nd year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA
2 credits during the 2nd year of 10589 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA (LM-60) GENOVA
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Pedology studies the soil characteristics,classification and formation processes.The soil is the system that sustains our life, as well as an essential element of the landscape.The course provides the investigation tools for the interpretation of the soil also as source of information to document and reconstruct the climatic variations during Quaternary.
The course aims to provide the basic knowledge to understand the soil formation processes through the examination of its composition, organization and characteristics, in order to describe and interpret the soils correctly.
Attendance and participation in the planned educational activities (lectures and laboratory activities) will allow the student to acquire the necessary knowledge to deal with pedological survey and classify a soil.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
The student must not have acquired specific preliminary knowledge. Attendance at "Mineralogy" and "Geomorphology" courses is recommended
The course is articulated in lectures conducted by the teacher. During the first semester, the lessons will be possibly held "face to face", while still ensuring the use of lessons even at a distance, by video recording, synchronous or asynchronous. All face-to-face activities will be carried out in compliance with the limits of capacity of the classrooms / laboratories and of the distance, foreseen by the current legislation following the emergency COVID19. Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for any updates due to changes in the health situation and Epidemiological.
The soil as an interface between the biosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere
The pedological profile
Pedogenesis: processes and factors
Soil classification and mapping
ll slides used during the lessons and other educational material will be available on aul @ web. In general, the notes taken
during the lessons and the material on aul @ web are sufficient for the preparation of the exam.
The books below are suggested as supporting texts.
Introduction to the topic:
Office hours: Students are received by appointment, agreed directly with the teacher by telephone, mail or via aulaweb.
IVANO RELLINI (President)
MARCO FERRARI (President Substitute)
29 september 2021
The exam consists of an oral test with questions asked by the teacher on topics covered during the course. Please refer to the specific AulaWeb application for any updates due to changes in the health situation and Epidemiological.
The oral test will mainly focus on the topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess the achievement of the appropriate level of knowledge, the ability to link different topics. The ability to present the topics clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated.
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Regular attendance at lectures a is strongly recommended.