The goal of this course is to provide students with the physiological bases 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)