Before taking this exam master's thesis must be accepted.
The aim of the literature exam is to deepen student's theoretical understanding in environmental soil science and to give training in discussing large issues in this field of science.
General examination dates in all semesters (3-5 examination dates each semester).
Independent relevant reading.
160 h independent study
According to the agreement some of the following books:
1. R. Naidu (ed.): Chemical bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments. Developments in Soil Science 32. Elsevier, Amsterdam 2008, 808 p.
2. Selected chapters from P. Marschner: Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. 3rdedition. Academic Press, 2012. 651 p. and from P. Schjønning, S. Elmholt & B.T. Christensen (eds.): Managing soil quality: Challenges in modern agriculture. CABI Publishing, Wallingworth, 2004. 344 p.
3. D. Hillel: Environmental Soil Physics. 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego 1998. Pages 3-645.
4. P. M. Huang, Y. Li & M. E. Sumner (eds.): Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes. 2nd edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. Selected chapters.
Written and oral examination. Grading scale 0-5.
Available in English for the Master’s students specializing in Environmental Soil Science.