Course Descriptions

NR140 :  Introduction to Forest Soils

This course introduces students to the physical and chemical properties of forest soils in the context of forest management. Topics include soil composition, texture, structure, water holding capacity and nutrient cycling. The roles of mycorrhizal fungi and soil organisms in organic matter decomposition and nutrient availability are examined. Key concepts are used to evaluate the effects of forest management activities on soil productivity.
Prerequisite: F111 or instructor consent.
Credit Hours: 3
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