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.