REN R 542 - Soil Biogeochemistry

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-3)

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Introduction to the main components of the soil biota; the metabolic and molecular diversity of microbial populations and their role in soil processes; the microbiology and biochemistry of decomposition of organic matter in soil; biogeochemical cycling of N, P, S, Si, base cations and metals; and the application of soil microbiology to selected environmental problems. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 442 or REN R 742.