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SWS 5247: HYDRIC SOILS
(HYBRID COURSE)

 

SWS4932 Hydric Soils

Instructors:

Todd Osborne
Assistant Professor, Coastal 
   Biogeochemistry
(904) 461-4047
osbornet@ufl.edu

Rex Ellis
rexellis@ufl.edu 

About the Course

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: Spring
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.

 

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