QUALITY, POLLUTION AND RESTORATION OF SOIL ECOSYSTEMS

Course Information
TitleΠΟΙΟΤΗΤΑ,ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΕΔΑΦΙΚΩΝ ΟΙΚΟΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΩΝ / QUALITY, POLLUTION AND RESTORATION OF SOIL ECOSYSTEMS
CodeΝ242Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001892

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours78
Class ID
600120658
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. identify and assess soil resources degradation in river catchment area scale 2. propose measures of soil quality restoration
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)
Soil ecosystem and river catchment area. Strategy for soil ecosystem preservation. Soil Quality. Soil functions evaluation. Soil quality assessment and soil quality index. Development of protocols and selection of soil quality indicators. Their interdependence and bioindicators. Impact assessment on soil resources in river catchment area scale. Natural resources economics. Chemical status of river catchment area. Legislative framework and scientific opinion. Inorganic pollution. Organic pollution. Monitoring of soil ecosystems in catchment area scale. Reduction condition in soils and wetalnds. Biological, chemical and natural remediation techniques.
Keywords
Soil degration, Soil quality, Functional restoration
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
Description
Laboratory exercises and Practice: Computers room
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures78
Laboratory Work26
Tutorial13
Project20
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
90% written exams 10% individual project assignment (a set of exercises)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις Γ. Ζαλίδης, Καθηγητής
Last Update
28-01-2019