Building healthy and valuable soil, including soil microbiome, carbon sequestration, water retention, sustainable production; biological, chemical, and physical aspects of soil; soil regeneration.
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|Innovation and Healthy Soils
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- MICR 222
- Schedule C
Professor Craig Bunt - email@example.com
- Teaching staff
Convenor - Professor Craig Bunt
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- Paper Structure
- In-term assessment 50%
- Final 50%
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- 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