Soil Classification and Forest Soil Mapping

Course Information
TitleΤΑΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΗΣΗ ΕΔΑΦΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΔΑΣΙΚΩΝ ΤΟΠΩΝ / Soil Classification and Forest Soil Mapping
Code509Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000180

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 30
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses743

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600126035
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
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
Students will learn about the soil classification procedures and the most common soil classification systems. They will learn, also about the mapping of forest sites and the end they will have the ability to know the suitability of forest soils in relation to the productivity and the other uses of forest land.
General Competences
  • 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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Factors affecting productivity of forest sites, assessment methods. Forest site productivity mapping and construction of forest site quality maps. The general chapters of the course are the following: • Introduction (forestry practice and characteristics of a forest land) • Classifications and description systems • Mapping stages and degree of detail • Planning and organizing mappings • Outdoor activities • Estimates of the suitability of land for various uses and its physical productivity • Final reports and maps
Keywords
Soil classification, Soil orders, Categories and Nomenclature of Soil Taxomomy.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Reading Assigment301
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20.1
Exams20.1
Total602
Student Assessment
Description
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)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παπαμίχος, Ν,Θ. 1988. Ταξινόμηση και Χαρτογράφηση Δασικών Εδαφών και Δασικών Τόπων. Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Τμήμα Δασολογίας και Φυσικού Περιβάλλοντος, Εργαστήριο Δασικής Εδαφολογίας, Θεσσαλονίκη (Σημειώσεις). 2. Διαφάνειες παραδόσεων μαθήματος(μορφή αρχείου pdf)
Additional bibliography for study
Brady, N.C., and R.R. Weil. 2002. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 13th ed. Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, NJ. F.A.O. 1988: Soil map of the world: revised legend. World Soil Resources Report 60, Final Draft, Rome. FAO. 1998: World Reference Base for Soil Resources. World Soil Resources Report 84, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. Isbell. R. 2002. The Australian Soil Classification. Revised edition. Australian Soil and Land Survey Handbooks Series, Volume 4, CSIRO Publishing
Last Update
16-11-2019