Online Course: Soil Classification and Mapping


Edmonton AB

Event Date and Time
May 5th, 2022 at 8:00am MST to May 16th, 2022 at 5:00pm MST

Intro­duc­tion to clas­si­fi­ca­tion and map­ping of soils with empha­sis on soil-form­ing process­es; prin­ci­ples of the Cana­di­an sys­tem of soil clas­si­fi­ca­tion; soil pro­files, diag­nos­tic fea­tures, soil-form­ing fac­tors and process­es; kinds and dis­tri­b­u­tion of soils in Cana­da; soil sur­vey pro­ce­dures, and uti­liza­tion of exist­ing spa­tial infor­ma­tion to sup­port soil map­ping at a detailed scale.  This course includes a manda­to­ry field trip to col­lect data for map­ping exer­cis­es. Pri­or knowl­edge of soil sci­ence is recommended.

This class, led by Dr. Konstantin Dlusskiy, is a com­bi­na­tion of online syn­chro­nous learn­ing and in-per­son field work.  There will be a post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed after the last online meet­ing.  The manda­to­ry in-per­son Field Trip com­po­nent will take place on one of the class dates.