Course:APBI402-SOIL502/Schedule

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Week Date Tutorial (Mon 3-5pm)
Orchard Commons 3018 (MCML 102A)
Date Lecture (Fri 1-2pm)
Orchard Commons 3018
1 Friday Jan 4 Lecture Sandra: Introduction to soil quality concept

Case 1 (Soil physics)

  • impacts of mechanical soil disturbance on soil quality on forest landings in BC
  • soil erosion in the middle mountains in Nepal
  • cattle grazing and its impacts on soil quality
2 Monday Jan 7 Case 1 (Soil physics)

3-4pm: Lecture Sandra Physical attributes of soil quality
4-5pm: Group work

Friday Jan 11 Group work
3 Monday Jan 14 Case 1 (Soil physics)

3-4pm: Lecture Sean Soil Erosion
4-5pm: Group work

Friday Jan 18 Group work
4 Monday Jan 21 Case 1 (Soil physics)

Group work

Friday Jan 25 Group work to assist groups and individual students to prepare for oral presentations and written reports
5 Monday Jan 28 Case 1 (Soil physics)

Group presentations and synthesis

Friday Feb 1 Lecture Sean: Indicators for chemical properties and processes

Case 2 (Soil Chemistry):

  • Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program
  • Soil fertility assessment of the UBC Farm
  • Soil chemical assessment of fabricated mixes as the Vancouver Landfill
  • Re-grounding in Riley Park
6 Monday Feb 4 3-4pm: Lecture Mike van Ham Use of biosolids to create constructed soils

4-5pm: Group work

Friday Feb 8 Group work
7 Monday Feb 11 3-4 pm Lecture Cindy Prescott Forest soil nutrition

4-5 pm Group work

Friday Feb 16 Group work
Monday Feb 18 Family Day - UBC closed

Reading break - UBC closed

Friday Feb 22 Reading break - UBC closed
8 Monday Feb 25 Case 2 (Soil chemistry)

4-5 pm Group work

Friday Mar 1 Group work
9 Monday Mar 4 Case 2 (Soil chemistry)

Group presentations and synthesis

Friday Mar 8 Lecture Sandra: Indicators for soil biological properties and processes

Case 3 (Soil biology):

  • Soil fauna at a LTSP site
  • Effects of long-term grazing on abundance and diversity of soil mesofauna
  • Effects of variable retention harvesting on soil microbial communities in coastal BC forests
10 Monday Mar 11 Case 3 (Soil biology)

Group work

Friday Mar 16 Group work
11 Monday Mar 18 Case 3 (Soil biology)

3-4pm: Lecture Shannon Berch Soil biota and forest productivity
4-5pm: Group work

Friday Mar 22 Group work
12 Monday Mar 25 Case 3 (Soil biology)

Group work

Friday Mar 29 'Lecture Sean & Sandra: Course summary
13 Monday Apr 1 Case 3 (Soil biology)

Group presentations and synthesis