This course focuses on soil/landscape relationships in and around wetlands. Major topics covered include hydrology and biogeochemical processes; hydric soil formation in and around wetlands; expression of soil formation as soil morphology; organization of wet soil morphologies into field indicators of hydric soils; and identification of hydric soils in the field using these field indicators.
This course is a hybrid course. The field portion of the course will be conducted at the University of Florida Austin Cary Forest in Gainesville, FL (http://sfrc.ufl.edu/forestcampus/). The field portion will be two consecutive, all-day field excursions into the wetland of Austin Cary Forest.
Credits: 2 Semesters Offered: Summer A Prerequisites: None. Exposure to some general concepts of soil science is expected.
Textbook: There is no textbook. Course notes will be provided on the course website.