SGL-10309 Integration Course Soil, Water, Atmosphere

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Studiepunten 9.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Lecture12
Practical65
Field practical45
Group work9
Excursion (one day)36
Course coordinator(s)dr. K Kok
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. ETHM Peeters
dr. ir. CR Stoof
R Dijksma
SM Zijlstra MSc
dr. GF Koopmans
dr. RGM de Goede
dr. ing. BG Heusinkveld
dr. VF Bense
dr. K Kok
MSc. L Huijgen
dr. ir. MK van der Molen
prof. dr. ir. SEATM van der Zee
Examiner(s)dr. K Kok

Language of instruction:

English

Contents:

- Analysis of problems related to the environment, landscape, land use and nature in a study area around Wageningen focused on the scope of the specializations of the study Soil, Water & Atmosphere. The course discusses research methodologies for the different compartments to deal with the relevant problems;
- Study the interrelationships between soil, water and atmosphere.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain and describe in the interactions and the coherence between the three compartments of the abiotic environment: soil, water and atmosphere (BWA);
- apply a wide range of research techniques as used in the BWA disciplines;
- analyse an integrated and multi-disciplinary BWA problem. All facets of such a research experience must have been tackled: writing a research proposal, select the appropriate research methodology, carry out the research work, write a research report and give an oral presentation;
- describe the societal aspects of agricultural, nature conservational or environmental problems in the study area around Wageningen.

Activities:

The course includes a range of different activities:
- study aerial photos, satellite imagery, and maps;
- soil, water, and air sampling and analysis;
- evaluate a multi-disciplinary problem with a group of your colleagues.

Examination:

Participation in the practicals is obligatory, in case of unauthorised absence the grade can be adapted (up to one point deducted from the final grade).

Literature:

Reader can be obtained a week before the start of the course at the WUR-shop.

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Verplicht voor: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc6WD