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Building healthy and valuable soil, including soil microbiome, carbon sequestration, water retention, sustainable production; biological, chemical, and physical aspects of soil; soil regeneration.
|Paper title||Innovation and Healthy Soils|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MICR 222
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator - Professor Craig Bunt
Other teaching staff tbc
No textbooks are required for this paper. Teaching materials will be made available on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge of soil formation - geological, environmental and biological factors; uniqueness of New Zealand soils relative to global soils, and human influences and cultural perspective on soils
- Knowledge and practical understanding of soil ecology and biogeochemical nutrient cycles; ability to analyse soils and present a written and oral report in a clear and understandable manner
- Have a theoretical and practical understanding of the impacts of agriculture on soils; ability to work in groups to produce and analyse data related to the impacts, draw conclusions and present findings in a written and oral form
- Ability to address a problem by working in a group to analyse the properties of soil and use this information to make conclusions and present this in a way that aids decision-making
- Scientific literacy and ability to acquire new knowledge from research papers and reports and present this to a general audience in a clear and understandable manner