SS4103 Soil Biology & Biochemistry

  • SS4103 is a 1 credit course offered by the Department of Soil Science in the 4th year. This is a compulsory course for final year Soil Science students enrolled in the BSc Hons in Agricultural Resource Management & Technology degree program. 
  • This course builds on the basic and applied Soil Science learned during first, second and third years of the program.

The aims of this course are to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of theory and skills for applications on: functions of ecosystems and concept of energy flow through food chains and webs; soil ecosystem, food web and microbial biomass; formation, nature and dynamics of soil organic matter, managing SOM and carbon sequestration in soil; concept and application of nutrient cycles in decomposition and availability of plant nutrients.