PLSCS 4720

PLSCS 4720

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Building on knowledge of basic physico-chemical and microbial nutrient and carbon transformations in soil, we will examine the pathways of carbon and nutrients in ecosystems from the rhizosphere to the landscape level. An important aspect will be the understanding of environmental impacts by agriculture, forestry and agroforestry and the development of sustainable landus systems. We will explore various tracer methods for the study of carbon and nutrient cycling including stable and radio-isotopes as well as rare elements and biomarkers. You will expand you knowledge in discussion groups and through presentations and work in-depth on a project which involves both field and laboratory experimentation. The results of the project will be presented in a poster conference.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.

Comments Offered in even-numbered years only.

Outcomes
  • Design a research project and articulate the justification for research questions.
  • Develop mechanistic hypotheses, choose appropriate methods for a certain problem, and interpret complex data.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 6720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16865 PLSCS 4720   LEC 001

    • TR Emerson Hall 133
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.

  • 16866 PLSCS 4720   LAB 401

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 10, 2022
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person