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lök360 - Special Abiotic Factors (Soil/Water)
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Module label Special Abiotic Factors (Soil/Water)
Module code lök360
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology > Vertiefungsmodule drittes Fachsemester
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Entry requirements
Basic knowledge of Soil Science, Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry
Skills to be acquired in this module
E: Applied modelling of water and solute transport in groundwater:
Impartment of knowledge into quantitative hydrogeology (hydraulics and advection-dispersion). Qualification to develop simple groundwater flow and transport models.

E: Hydrochemical modelling of water-rock interactions using PHREEQC:
Impartment of knowledge into quantitative hydrogeochemistry and skills in hydrogeochemical modelling.

L: Major Soils of the World and excursion to the World Soil Museum in Wageningen (The Netherlands):
Impartment of knowledge into distribution, properties and classification of soils of the world. Qualification to apply the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) and to identify the soils of the world.

E: Special soil science field and laboratory exercises:
Impartment of knowledge into specific field and laboratory methods. Qualification to select and apply specific field and laboratory methods as well as to analyse and interpret results.
Module contents
E: Applied modelling of water and solute transport in groundwater:
Performance of a sandbox experiment. Numerical modelling of groundwater flow and solute transport using PMWIN (http://www.simcore.com): Model setup, parameterization and numerical solution of the groundwater flow and advection-dispersion equations.

E: Hydrochemical modelling of water-rock interactions using PHREEQC:
Modelling of hydrogeochemical processes (speciation reactions and mineral reactions, pyrite oxidation, oxidation of organic matter, redox reactions, ion exchange, equilibrium reactions and reaction kinetics) using the software PHREEQC (http://wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov/projects/GWC_coupled/phreeqc/)

L: Major Soils of the World and excursion to the World Soil Museum in Wageningen (The Netherlands):
Application of the international soil classification system "WRB", step-wise familiarization with soils and their properties as well as with the related landscapes and catenas (from polar to tropical soils), study of varnished profiles of globally distributed soils.

E: Special soil science field and laboratory exercises:
Selection of current scientific objectives, construction of a sampling and investigation design, performance of field studies (preferably abroad) and laboratory analysis, analysis and interpreation of results.
Reader's advisory
-Appelo, C.A.J. & Postma, D. (2005): Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution.- 2nd edition, A.A. Balkema.
-Kinzelbach, W. und Rausch, R. (1995): Grundwassermodellierung - Eine Einführung mit Übungen, Gebrüder Borntraeger Berlin.
  • Zech, W. & Hintermaier-Erhard, G. (2002): Böden der Welt. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin.
  • IUSS Working Group WRB. 2014. World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014.
International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps.
World Soil Resources Reports No. 106. FAO, Rom; www.fao.org/3/a-i3794e.pdf
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Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module can be taken as a 6 CP or a 9 CP module. For the 6 CP module, 2 of the 4 courses offered must be attended, for the 9 CP module, 3 of the 4 courses
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Before the end of the module
Oral examination or housework
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 5.00 70 h
Exercises 5.00 70 h
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h

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