FAll 2013 SYLLABUS
FIELD LABS: Bus DEPARTS from bottom of Lawrinson stairs (Physical Plant).
Mon, Wed and Fri 12:45 pm;
Tu and Th, 12:30pm
If you are not on the bus, you cannot depart = miss lab.
You could depart from the course.
|Week Of:||Lecture Topics & Reading Assignments||Lab Topics|
|Aug. 26 - 30||Course Introduction
History of Soil Science
Soil as a Resource
Text 1.1-1.8; 20.1 - 20.4
Extensions of Tragedy of the Commons
| Field Lab - Tully Valley Geology |
Fact Sheets Linked Below (partial titles)
1 History of Landslides
2 Landslide Hazards
3 Remediation of Mudboils
4 Tree Rings Record
5 Hydrogeology of Tully Valley
|Sept. 2 - 6
No Class Monday- Labor Day
|Soil Profile Description
Text 1.9 - 1.20
Soil Drainage Class Key
| Lab 2 Navigating 345 Cyberspace
Room Location - Monday No Class (on your own)
Tues. 12:30-2:30 309 Baker
Thur. 12:30-2:30 314 Baker
Wed. and Fri. 12:45-2:45 314 Baker
|Sept. 9 - 13||Parent Material
(It's in the jeans!)
Text Chapter 2 & 3.1
Site Classification Field Guide
by R.D. Briggs (1994)
| Lab 3 - Field Trip:
3-Rivers Game Management Area - Morphology of a Lacustrine Catena. Download
for Croghan, Lamson, Niagara, and Otisville series.
Get your own soil map from Web Soil Survey
Guide to Describing Soils
Used by the pros
|Sept. 16 - 20||
Read Chapter 4
|Lab 4 - Field Trip (part 1)
Heiberg Forest - Morphology of a Glacial Till Catena.
for Lordstown, Volusia, Chippewa and Mardin series.
Get Site Classification Field Guide
|Sept. 23 - 27
Soil Physical Properties
| Lab 4 Heiberg Field Trip (part 2) - Soil Mapping
Competent with ARC and looking for tools to build your soils map? Use links below for NRCS soil data:
Soil data mart. Instructions are linked from this page.
Download page for Soil Viewer 6 Tool for ARCGIS 10 and installation instructions
Soil Viewer 6 user guide
|Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
|Soil Water Concepts
Text 5.1 - 5.4
Field Indicator for Hydric Soil Indicators
- NOT REQUIRED but you can click here
| Lab 5 Soil Texture, Structure, BD and Pore Space
|Oct. 7 - 11|| Soil Water Movement
Text 5.5 - 5.11
Lab 6 Erosion and BMPs
NYS BMP Manual Click Here
PBS Video 1930's Erosion Footage Optional Video
NYS Erosion & Sediment Blue Book Click Here
Minnesota DNR BMP Treasure Chest Click here
|Oct. 14 - 18||
Text Chapter 17
Lab 7 Soil Water
Mon, Wed, Fri - 141 Baker 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. TBA
Tu Th - 309 Baker 12:30-2:30 p.m.
|Oct. 21 - 25||
Soil Aeration, Soil Temperature
Text Chapter 7
Wetlands via US EPA US EPA
|Lab BREAK Yeah Briggs rules!|
|Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
Text Chapter 8
| Lab 8 - Organic Soils at Palermo
FAO Organic Soil Website
|Nov. 4 - 8
SSSA This Week
|Soil CEC and Soil Acidity
Text Chapter 9
| Lab 9 CEC
|Nov. 11 - 15||
||Lab 10 Soil Acidity|
|Nov. 18- 22||Nutrition and Nutrient Cycles|| Lab 11 Soil Fertility
Fertilizer Link- Professor Shakhashiri Chem 103 at Univ. Wisconsin
Confused about converting mass to charge? - Check out
Christmas Tree Fertilization Worksheet
Mon, Wed Fri Lab Sections 146 Baker 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Tue Lab Section 314 Baker 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thur Lab Section 110 Marshall 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Fri Lab Section 146 Baker 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
|Nov. 25 - 29||THANKSGIVING BREAK|
|Dec. 2 - 6
Exam 3 during 1st hour of lab period
Nutrition and Amendments
Text Chapters 13-14
|Mon. 146 Baker 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Tues. 314 Baker 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Wed. 146 Baker 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Th. 110 Marshall 12:30 - 1:50
Fri. 146 Baker 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
|Dec. XX||FINAL EXAM Schedule
Updated on May 7, 2013
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry