Course syllabus

Soil Ecology

EXTN20, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: W4
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The overall aim of the course is to give the students a deepened understanding of the soil, the fundamental chemical and microbiological processes in the soil as well as the ecological interactions in the soil.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Assessment takes the form of written tests at the end of the course and oral tests during the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. In order to pass the course the student is required to have passed the test as well as to have acceptable practical reports, hand-in exercises, project reports and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: BIO642, BIO645, TEK085

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Johannes Rousk,
Course homepage:
Further information: Teaching consists of lectures, practicals, field exercises, seminars and project work. The course elements are compulsory.