SoilSoc Courses

Soil degradation, erosion and restoration

ECTS: 4

Time: June 8-18 2008

Level: PhD course, also MSc students can apply

Organiser: Ólafur Arnalds, LBHI
     e-mail Arnalds

Place: Reykjavik, Iceland

Language: English

Pre-required knowledge: B.Sc. – M.Sc. level education in natural sciences (biology, geosciences, agricultural sciences, natural resources, environmental sciences or equivalent). The course is intended for students of environmental, natural, agricultural and related sciences. It is also suitable for Nordic and international students interested in working in developing countries that have land degradation problems.

Course fee:
NOVA students - no fee
BOVA students - 100 € NOVA standard course fee + accommodation costs
non-NOVA students - 700 € NOVA standard course fee + accommodation costs

Application deadline: 15th of March 2008, online course registration is now CLOSED

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Lodging organised by course host: YES

Description: The aim of this course is to give students a comprehensive and state-of-the-art understanding of soil erosion, land degradation, means to stop erosion and restore degraded lands. It is based on lectures on these topics, field work related to research and practical projects and hands on experience. The course is designed for students of environmental, natural, agricultural and related sciences. It is also quite suitable for Nordic students interested in work in developing countries. The course has a Nordic dimension by discussing the norhtern conditions for soil erosion processes and restoration ecology, and it address open lands and range lands, in addition to cultivated land. The course adds a new dimention to possible Nordic coursework not available before. It is a part of an effort to give Nordic students soil education which is difficult or not possible for each NOVA member university.