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EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hydraulic Conductivity, Ecosystem Services, Lead
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Review dening characteristics of wetland soils Describe main ecosystem services provided by wetland soils Identify key management challenged Outline considerations for wetland remediation Gleysolic order - Mineral soils - ...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Glacial Landform, Soil Texture, Pedogenesis
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dierentiate between soil forming processes and soil forming factors this will be on the nal What is a soil? - it is a system of dierent material that are all interacting, important in the environment it is where the lithos...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Groundwater Recharge, Hydraulic Conductivity, Soil Salinity
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Chapter 3.4 - Apply pore distribution relationship to permeability and hydraulic conductivity - Discuss eects of groundwater recharge vs discharge on salinity Permeability: inherent ability of a soil or sediment to transmi...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Soil Ph, Tillage, Siltation
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Examine controls on erosion Outline the relationship between pH, speciation, bioavailability, and toxicity Identify four major control on soil pH Controls on rate of erosion - Four main controls - Vegetation cover: - If yo...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Mine Closure, Pedogenesis, Hydroponics
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Introduce the concept of Anthroposols Identify ways in which humans have signicant impact on soil prole What is the soil is totally changed? - In some cases, remediation or site restoration methods include the complete rem...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Point Source Pollution, Activated Carbon, Sorption
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What are pollutants? - Any chemical or material out of place, or present at higher than normal concentrations - Examples: - Nutrients, acidity, salinity, and solidity, sediments or particulates, GHG, pesticides - Decommiss...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Gully, Rill, Downhill Creep
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Distinguish between - Dierent stages of soil erosion - Dierent causes of soil erosion Outline eects of erosion on soil functions Identity 4 major control son erosion Explain how these control can be manipulated to reduce t...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Soil Texture, Soil Organic Matter, Bulk Density
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Chapter 3c: Soil water movement and retention Identify major controls on inltration rate Quantify soil water content Dierentiate amount forces acting upon soil water Determine the inuence of soil texture on soil water rete...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Soil Horizon, Weathering, Gleysol
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There are 10 soil orders - dierent soil association associated with grasslands and forests Solonization - When sodium get in to a soil it can cause dry particles to disperse which leads to dense b horizons, or But - Drives...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Saprotrophic Nutrition, Decomposer, Archaea
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Distinguish between labile and recalcitrant SOM Outline key controls on SOM stabilization Describe ecological roles of SOM Fungi: 3 function groups - DecomposersL saprophytic fungi conver organic matter into fungal biomass...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon, Phytoremediation, Bioremediation
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Chapter 4: Bioremediation Dierentiate between biodegradation and phytoremediation Describe methods of biodegradation -Pros and cons of each method Describe mechanisms for phytoremediation - Outline pros and cons of method ...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Soil Ph, Igneous Rock, Bioavailability
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Phosphorous speciation - P is an essential macronutrient required in large amounts by organisms - Has a positive charge; P+5 therefore readily attracts water; ions in water form phosphate anions: - In acidic soils: H2PO4- ...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Clay Minerals, Solids Control, Vermiculite
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Dene soil as three phase system describe soil separates texture dierentiate 1:1 and 2:1 clay minerals dene isomorphic substitutes Soil properties - Solid - Mineral - Organic - Liquid: will always be some liquid, referred t...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Global Warming Potential, Radon, Longwave
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Soils and climate change Multiple choice Calculations - from the mini labs - Know formulas like fertilizers 11-52-0 Short answer: explaining 3 senario questions Dene terminology used to discuss climate change and greenhous...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
EVSC 220 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Soil Organic Matter, Fauna, Soil Chemistry
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Soil Organic Fraction Mini Lab: Identify soil properties from a map Calculations: BD, porosity, water content Data interpretation Compare and contrast soils: synthesis Factors and processes, and soil orders (characteristic...

Environmental Sciences
EVSC 220
Joel Ens
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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