Degradation-Desertification & Protection of Soil Resources

Course Information
TitleΥΠΟΒΑΘΜΙΣΗ-ΕΡΗΜΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΕΔΑΦΙΚΩΝ ΠΟΡΩΝ 1 / Degradation-Desertification & Protection of Soil Resources
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000697

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. know the key biotic and abiotic characteristics that express soil quality 2. know the causes and effects of degraded soils 3. have important knowledge for monitoring, protection and management of soil resources.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The soil ecosystem and soil quality, assessment of soil functions, degradation of soil: erosion, compaction, acidification, salinisation, etc. Desertification and risk assessment through indicators, protection, monitoring and management of soil resources.
soil functions, soil degradation, desertification, protection and management of water resources
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments24
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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