Forest Soil Fertility

Course Information
TitleΓΟΝΙΜΟΤΗΤΑ ΔΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΕΔΑΦΩΝ / Forest Soil Fertility
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000173

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 002Υ General Soil Science
General Prerequisites
It is important and necessary for the student to know the basic concepts of soil science
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, students will learn about soil fertility. They will learn about the function and effects of nutrients on soil and vegetation. They will have the ability to assess the suitability of forest lands in relation to the availability and sufficiency of nutrients. They will link the theory to practices of sustainable nutrient management and soil fertilization methods.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction about soils and particulary for forest soils. Factors affecting soil fertility and plant growth. Assessment of soil fertility. Soil nutrients and plant nutrition. Improvement of soil fertility, fertilizers. Use of fertilization in forestry. The general chapters of the course are the following: • Soil - Forest soils • Soil Fertility and nutrients • The Nitrogen and the Sulfur of Soils • Phosphorus and Potassium • Calcium, Magnesium and micronutrients • Nutrient Management Practices - Soil Fertilization
Soil fertility, Nutrients, Soil fertilization
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
They will be used video and slideshow presentations (VLS media player, PowerPoint etc), while communication with students will be done by e-mail and social media.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment36
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities4
Student Assessment
At the end of the course the students are examined at a written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. N.C.BRADY, R.R. WEIL:ΕΔΑΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ, η φύση και οι ιδιότητες των εδαφών, Εκδόσεις, ΕΜΒΡΥΟ - ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑΔΗΣ ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ, 2011 ISBN 9789608002623, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12536597 2. Διαφάνειες παραδόσεων μαθήματος(μορφή αρχείου pdf)
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