The course aims to deepen the issues related to the soil by inserting it in a more general context: the environment. The goal is to prepare the student to the knowledge of soil, not only as a substrate to ensure crop production but also, also as a complex system capable of actively interact with the environment. In particular the course will be divided in different package: - Element speciation in soil. - Organic matter turnover in soil and its role vs. climate change. - Soil quality. - Advance techniques in studying soil. - The nutrient and nutrient recovery from biomasses. - Soil pollutant and remediation techniques.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will acquire ability in considering soil in a wide context: anthropized environment.
Lesson period: Second semester
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