Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for Life

MOOC

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for Life

Learn why soil is very important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research
Registratie periode

wo 20 november 2019 tot do 9 april 2020

di 7 januari 2020 tot do 6 augustus 2020

vr 10 april 2020 tot do 17 december 2020

Datum

di 14 januari 2020 tot do 30 april 2020

wo 6 mei 2020 tot do 27 augustus 2020

di 1 september 2020 tot do 7 januari 2021

Locatie Online
Prijs Gratis
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Content of the course

Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation – and what can be done to ensure sustainable soil management for the future. The threats to our soil span deforestation, erosion, overgrazing, use of agrochemicals, pollution and climate change. Learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting this vital natural resource.

What you will learn

  • Why soils and sustainable soil management are so important to life on earth
  • How soils form, their functions and basics of soil degradation
  • Threats to and caring for: Soil water relations, soil fertility and soil biodiversity
  • Effects of and solutions for: Soil erosion, soil pollution and soil salinization
  • Socio-economic and policy aspects of sustainable soil management
  • How you can help protect this critical natural resource

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