Soil Conservation and Restoration
Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soils and their relationship to restoration. Soil fertility; importance of soil flora and fauna, especially mycorrhizae. Comparison of characteristics of undisturbed soils. Types of soil disturbance in agriculture, forestry, mining and urban environments; soil restoration strategies; planning pre- and post-disturbance.
Note: Open only to students in the Restoration of Natural Systems Program or with permission of the Program's Academic Administrator. Background in physical geography such as GEOG 103 or equivalent strongly recommended.
Undergraduate course in Environmental Restoration offered by the School of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences.