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ORML7410Soil Ecology3+0+0ECTS:7.5
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseThird Cycle
Status Elective
DepartmentDEPARTMENT of FOREST ENGINEERING
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Ömer KARA
Co-Lecturer
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
 
The aim of the course:
Aim of the course is by discussing the soil as an habitat, to introducin soil organisms and to investigate relationships among these organisms and their enviroment and to review their functions within nutrient cycles and to evaluate problem of soil pollution.
 
Programme OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
PO - 1 : Students will be able to know the soil as a living medium and understand that soil is a source of energy and nutrient to biota1,6
PO - 2 : Students will be able to learn the soil organisms and able to understand ecological relationships among them and interactions with eachother1,6
PO - 3 : Students will be able to learn the nutrient cycles contributed by soil biological activity and be able to evaluate the soil in terms of pollutant1,6
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), PO : Learning Outcome

 
Contents of the Course
The soil environment, the soil biota, ecological interactions between the soil biota, the ecology of soil nutrient cycling, ecology of extreme soil environment, ecology of polluted soils.
 
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1edaphic factors
 Week 2edaphic factors
 Week 3the soil biota
 Week 4the soil biota
 Week 5the soil biota
 Week 6ecological interactions between the soil biota
 Week 7ecological interactions between the soil biota
 Week 8mid-term exam
 Week 9ecological interactions between the soil biota
 Week 10the ecology of soil nutrient cycling
 Week 11the ecology of soil nutrient cycling
 Week 12ecology of extreme soil environment
 Week 13ecology of extreme soil environment
 Week 14ecology of polluted soils
 Week 15ecology of polluted soils
 Week 16final exam
 
Textbook / Material
1Whalen, J.K., Sampedro, L., Soil Ecology and Management, Cambridge Unv. Press, 2010
2Whalen, J.K., Sampedro, L., Soil Ecology and Management, Cambridge Unv. Press, 2010
 
Recommended Reading
1Yadav, S.K., Soil Ecology, S.B. Nangia A P H Publication Corp., 2007
2Yadav, S.K., Soil Ecology, S.B. Nangia A P H Publication Corp., 2007
 
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 22/11/2021 1 20
In-term studies (second mid-term exam) 10 08/12/2021 1 30
End-of-term exam 16 18/01/2022 1 50
 
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Laboratuar çalışması 1 14 14
Uygulama 1 14 14
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 2 14 28
Proje 0 0 0
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load56