ESPM 3612: Soil and Environmental Biology
BIOL 1009 or equivalent, CHEM1021 or equivalent; SOIL 2125 recommended
Properties of microorganisms that impact soil fertility, structure, and quality. Nutrient requirements of microbes and plants, and mineral transformations in biogeochemical cycling. Symbiotic plant/microbe associations and their role in sustainable agricultural production. Biodegradation of pollutants and bioremediation approaches.