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MV0224

Soil as plant habitat and plant knowledge 3

In the soil module of the course, the following fields are treated through lectures and literature:


• the components of the soil: solid material (mineral particles, organic material) and pore systems (water and air), the soil profile,


• the properties of different soil textures and how they influence the suitability for different land use alternatives,


• the natural ability of soils and soil materials to deliver nutrients and counteract acidification, and the role of the weathering in this,


• the ability of clay particles and organic matter to bind nutrients,


• binding and transport of water in soil and different soil materials, plant-available water and soil air,


• soil temperature,


• turnover of organic material and biological nitrogen processes in the soil,


The contents of lectures are processed in exercises where important soil processes are studied, different types of data are discussed and interpreted.


In the plant module of the course, the following fields through lectures and literature are treated:


• basic plant anatomy and plant physiology including the relationship between anatomy and function,


• site factors (light, water and nutrients etc) that are essential for plant establishment, growth and development and how these can be inferred in the external characters of the plants,


• the annual pattern, climate adaptation, stress resistance and growth dynamics of plants as well as which factors in their environment that affects these relations,


• learning of new plant species and review of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants known from earlier courses.


In field exercises, the two course modules are connected through studies of soil profiles and plant communities and how they relate to one another.


Field activities and parts of the exercises are compulsory.


Information from the course leader

Välkomna till kursen "Marken som växtplats och växtkännedom 3" (MV0224).

Kursstart sker måndagen den 2/9 kl.10.15 i sal "Framtiden" i MVM-huset.

Tisdagen den 3/9 är det exkursion. Vi kommer besöka olika platser i Uppsala (med buss). Guidning och information kommer delges i bussen, så egna transportmedel är inte tillåtna. Bussen avgår från Ultuna (bussparkeringen utanför kåren) 9.00. Kom i tid! Vi är åter på Ultuna cirka kl. 16. Vi kommer göra stopp för lunch i området runt Rektorsparken/Katedralskolan. Där får ni själva ordna med lunch, antingen på en restaurang i närheten, eller om ni hellre vill ha med er lunch och äta ute i parken. Vi kommer göra flera stopp och gå ut ur bussen, så ha kläder efter väder. Observera att exkursionen är obligatorisk.

Hälsningar,

Kursteamet, genom kursledare Helena Linefur

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for MV0224

Academic year 2023/2024

Soil as plant habitat and plant knowledge 3 (MV0224-10306)

2023-08-28 - 2023-10-30

Academic year 2022/2023

Soil as plant habitat and plant knowledge 3 (MV0224-10044)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Soil as plant habitat and plant knowledge 3 (MV0224-10139)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Litteratur markvetenskap: Markvetenskap för landskapsarkitekt- och landskapsingenjörsutbildningarna i Uppsala. Karin Blombäck, Sigrun Dahlin och Jan Eriksson.

Övningshäfte markvetenskap: Övningskompendium i markvetenskap

Litteratur Växten: Växtbiologi. Tom Ericsson.

Litteratur Växtkännedom: Perennkompendium samt Träd- och buskkompendium

Kursboken i markvetenskap, övningskompendiet i markvetenskap, perennkompendiet samt träd- och buskkompendiet kommer finnas tillgängliga digitalt på Canvas vid kursstart. Hör av er till kursledaren om ni önskar få tillgång till litteraturen i förväg.

Häftet Växtbiologi kommer kunna köpas i Servicecentret (Ulls hus).

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Soil Science Biology
Course code: MV0224 Application code: SLU-10149 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Soil and Environment Pace: 100%