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Intro to Soil Science Lec. 1-2 Introduction Book Ch. 1 1/10/2011 8 Function of Soil Habitat for Soil Organisms –Micro-organisms: bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, algae, protozoa, nematodes, etc. –Macro-organisms: rodents, worms, insects, birds, trees, corn, arthropods, crustaceans, mites, insects, mammals, wombats, naked mole rats, etc. Concepts of Soils • Farmer/gardener – grow crops in them • Rancher – forages grow on them to feed cattle • Horticulturist – what you put in plant pots • Engineer – medium that supports structures • Geologist – weathered bedrock/stratigraphy
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Unformatted text preview: Hydrologist water conveyance and storage medium Ecologist portion of habitat Archeologist/CSI preserver of artifacts Pedologist a natural body on the earths surface Soil vs. Soil Material Soil can be thought as a material: Topsoil Modeling Clay Engineering, supports structure Landscaping, earth moving Mining, clay for bricks, Al ores, sand and gravel Dirt on your shoe Soil as a Natural Body = 3D and in a particular place Pedological concept...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course NRES 201 taught by Professor Olson,k during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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