Soil Plant Relationships

Course Information
TitleΣΧΕΣΕΙΣ ΦΥΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΕΔΑΦΙΚΟΥ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ 1 / Soil Plant Relationships
CodeΕΔΝ709
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000699

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600120850
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
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)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of physics, chemistry, soil science and plant physiology
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the courses, the students will be able to: 1. Understand the environment of the rhizosphere. 2. Understand root growth under soil stress conditions 3. Solve root growth problems depending on soil stress 4. Understand the functions of the root-soil particles interface 5. Understand the effect of physical and mechanical soil properties on root growth and functions. 6. Estimate the influence of root systems on soil conditions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil as a medium for plant growth. The root-soil particles interface.The effect of physical and mechanical soil properties on root growth and functions. Managing soil conditions for undisturbed root growth. Influence of root systems on soil conditions. The rhizosphere as a site of Biochemical interactions among soil components, plant and microorganisms.Dynamics of nutrient movement at the soil-root interface.Uptake and accumulation heavy metals in the root.Mineralization and immobilization in the rhizosphere.
Keywords
Phizosphere, water uptake, mechanical hindrance of root growth, biochemical interactions between soil-plant, heavy metal, microorganisms
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
Use of powerpoint and internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Tutorial
Written assigments
Exams
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Obligatory attend of the courses. Optional attend of seminars. Presentation of bibliographical work. Written examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εδαφολογία Nyle C. Brady and Ray R. Weil (Γενική Επιμέλεια Ελληνικής Εκδόσης κ. Οιχαλιώτης, Δ. Γασπαράτος, Ν. Μισοπολινός)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος Σχέσεις Φυτού και εδαφικού περιβάλλοντος 2015. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη The Rhizosphere. Biochemistry and organic substances at the soil-plant interface R. Pinton, Z. Varanini and P. Nannipieri 2001. by Marcel Dekker, Inc ISBN: 0-8247-0427-4
Last Update
05-11-2015