42502 - Soil Protection and Ecotoxicology Modulübersicht
|Module Number:||42502 - module is no longer offered from WS 2020/21|
|Module Title:||Soil Protection and Ecotoxicology|
|Bodenschutz und Altlasten|
|Department:||Faculty 2 - Environment and Natural Sciences|
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|Language of Teaching / Examination:||English|
|Frequency of Offer:||Every winter semester|
The purpose of this module is to extend the basic knowledge of pedology with respect to soil protection and ecological effects of pollutants. The complexity of soil properties, soil distribution and soil development controlling main soil functions, such as filtering and buffering, will be addressed. Selected issues of soil science and applied soil protection, and related ecological problems, will be reflected. Furthermore, the fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology with regard to adverse effects of chemicals on living systems will be taught. Particular attention is paid to common and novel methods for analysis of soil properties.
The lecture of Ecotoxicology deals with the potentially harmful impact of chemicals, present as pollutants of the environment, to living organisms. In this course students will learn about the influence of the industrial and agricultural development on various environmental compartments (water, air, soil, flora and fauna). The overview of existing natural, synthetic and industrial chemicals will be presented. Additionally, fate of chemicals, including distribution, exposition, uptake and metabolism pathways will be explained. Furthermore, the importance of dose and concentration using dose-effect relations together with important terminology will be shown. Finally, risk assessment management concerning environmental chemicals will be presented.
The seminar Geopedology deals with an intergrative approach of soil science, geomorphology and geology. Students will learn the main factors and processes controlling soil properties. The significance of both past and modern human impacts for land degradation and soil contamination will be shown. Students will practice the methods of describing and sampling soils. Moreover, students get an introduction to field portable techniques and will learn how to gather and interpret geomorphic information.
Part 1 Lecture:
Part 2 Seminar: Block Seminars organized in the end of the Semester
Knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology and soil science.
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|Module Examination:||Continuous Assessment (MCA)|
|Assessment Mode for Module Examination:||Lecture: 50% of final grade (Test 45-min long + Presentation 10-min long)|
Seminars: 50% of final grade (Short Tests+Presentation 10-min long)
|Evaluation of Module Examination:||Performance Verification – graded|
|Limited Number of Participants:||None|
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|Remarks:||This Module will be offered for the last time in winter semester 2019/2020!|
Module 12949 Geoecology and module 12959 Geopedology builds up on this module.
In order to fulfill the Phase out Module Requirements students must attend Geoecology Lecture (240437) and Geopedology Seminars (240421).
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|Follow-up Module/s:||Phase-out module since: 13.07.2020|