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SWS 4303C: SOIL MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

 

Instructors:

Andy Ogram
Professor, Microbial Ecology/
  Molecular Biology
(352) 294-3138
aogram@ufl.edu

About the Course

The goal of this course is to provide students with a physiological basis for microbial activities in soil and translate those to ecological interactions and processes. Lectures and laboratory exercises will cover the soil as a habitat for microorganisms, the taxonomy and biology of soil microorganisms, and the fundamentals of the microbial ecology of nutrient cycles, symbiotic associations, and bioremediation.

Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Fall
General Education Requirement Course: No

Prerequisites: BSC 2005 and BSC 2005L or BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L
Textbook: Paul, Eldor. 2015. Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, 4th Ed.
Academic Press; and Laboratory Manual (available as a PDF file from the course web site)