Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of concepts and principles of forest soil assessment and management
- Apply the knowledge of concepts and principles of forest soil assessment and management in research
Concepts of forest soils. The forest floor. Forest soil biology. Physical and chemical properties of forest soils. Soil water. Forest site productivity. Mapping forest soils. Tree nutrition. Nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems. Forest fertilization. Biological N-fixation. Waste disposal. Nursery soil management. Seed orchard soils. Management of problem soils.