American University of Beirut

LDEM 217 | Soils in the Landscape

​​​​This course will examine soils as integral components of the landscape and as a medium for landscaping activities. It is designed to help students 1) acquire a good understanding of the relationship between geology, landform, soil, vegetation and landscape, and 2) implement management actions essential in landscaping, such as soil preparation, soil amendment and fertilization. 

Emphasis will be placed on soils as a component of Mediterranean ecosystems and land mosaics with special focus on soil resources in Lebanon. Labs and field trips will be organized in order to observe and analyze soils in the environment, and to manipulate soil substrates for optimizing plant growth. 

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