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Biogeochemistry

Code: 44122
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Romić - Lectures
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Romić - Practicum
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English level:

1,0,0

All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.
Load:

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Learning outcomes:

Understanding and critically decide of the soil geochemistry importance in the environmental protection concept.
Gaining knowledge about terrestrial ecosystem principles of sustainability and the maintenance of their stability as well.
Understanding the effect of the physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as their interactions on the element circling in the terrestrial ecosystem.
Gaining active knowledge about element characterization and their availability to plants.
Gaining active knowledge in the field of spatial analysis, geostatistics and mapping.
Ability to define and apply the most important processes in the specific element circling.
Students will gain competency in independent execution of laboratory analyses of samples taken from the environment.
Students will gain competency in independent interpretation of data obtained from the laboratory analyses of samples taken from the environment.
Students will be able to evaluate the rate of soil susceptibility to a certain element contamination, and to plan land management in a permanently sustainable way.
Literature:
  1. Gliessman, S.R. 2000. Agroecology. Ecological processes in Sustainable Agriculture. Ed. Engels E., CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, USA. (odabrana poglavlja)
  2. Gliessman, S.R. 2000. Field and Laboratory Invesrtigations in Agroecology. Ed. Engels E., CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, USA. (odabrana poglavlja)
  3. McBride, M.B. 1994. Environmental Chemistry of Soil. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
  4. Siegel, R.S. 2002. Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
2. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Geologiju zaštite okoliša (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Environmental Geology

4. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Geologiju zaštite okoliša (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Environmental Geology
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