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SWS 5247: HYDRIC SOILS

 

SWS4932 Hydric Soils

Instructor:

Mary E. Collins
Professor Emeritus, Environmental Pedology
(563) 245-3754
mec@ufl.edu

 

About the Course

Introduction to hydric soils as part of the wetland ecosystems. This course will cover topics such as basic concepts in soil as related to hydric and non-hydric soils; definition and history of wetlands in the United States; what the criteria and hydric soil indicators are and how to use them in the field; a discussion of hydric soils in the United States by Land Resource Regions; whole landscape hydrology and its application to restore or create wetlands; protocol for monitoring hydric soils in the field; using Soil Taxonomy to identify potential hydric soils; understand special conditions for hydric soils; and a dialogue on regulations, mitigation, and laws associated with hydric soils. As much as possible all instruction will be in accordance with the National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils.

Credits: 2
Semesters Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: A knowledge of chemistry, hydrology, and soils is expected.

Textbook: Suggested textbook: Wetland Soils
by J.L. Richardson and M.J. Vepraska. 2001. Lewis Publishers. See syllabus for additional information sources.

 

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