Urban Soil Science

Faculty

Faculty of Agricultural Science and Landscape Architecture

Version

Version 7.0 of 08/06/2019

Code of Module

44M0092

Modulename (german)

Stadtbodenkunde

Study Programmes

Boden, Gewässer, Altlasten (M.Sc.)

Level of Module

5

Content
  • 1. Definitions
  • 2. Properties of soils consisting of technogenic substrates
  • 3. Distribution of natural and man-made soils in urban environment
    4 .Soils associated with sealed surfaces
    5.Contaminated land 5.1 Derelict, abandoned land 5.2 Waste deposits
  • 6. Mining soils
  • 7. Sludge fields
  • 8. Denuded soils
  • 9. Pedogenesis
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
The students know the specific physicochemical features of soils and substrates of urban-industrial agglomeration areas and have a detailed knowledge about the pollutant analytics of these areas.
Knowledge Deepening

Instrumental Skills and Competences
Students categorise and assess data which are collected in laboratory and field.
Communicative Skills and Competences
Students evaluate and differentiate data for the inventory control of urban soil and contaminated land. They summarise the data in form of a report and put the results in relation to unpolluted comparable areas. The work is done in small groups.
Systemic Skills and Competences
They change and modify case-related scientific methods of field inquiry. The work is done with regard to the research intentions of the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery

lecture; field exercise and laboratory work in small groups

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Basics of soil science and soil protection, laboratory experience desirable

Responsible of the Module

Meuser, Helmut

Lecturer(s)

Meuser, Helmut

Credits

5

Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
10Vorlesungen
20Übungen
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
20Veranstaltungsvor-/-nachbereitung
25Prüfungsvorbereitung
75Kleingruppen
Recommended Reading

Craul (1992): Urban Soil in Landscape Design. J. Wiley, New York.Hiller/Meuser (1998): Urbane Böden, Springer, Berlin.Genske (2003): Urban Land. Springer, Berlin.Meuser (2010): Contaminated Urban Soils, Springer, Dordrecht, Niederlande.

Graded Exam
Ungraded Exam
  • Study Trip
  • Laboratory Placement
Assessment Methods Remark

housework 50% + written exam or oral exam 50% (standard exam: oral exam);
2 ungraded examinations: excursion + laboratory internship

Duration

1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction

German and English

 

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