EARTH321

Pedology and Land Evaluation

This paper comprises two parts that provide the fundamentals of pedology and examine its role in land-use related issues and land management. Part (1): the stratigraphy of soils, their formation and classification in New Zealand; the occurrence and variability spatially of soils, and how they can be mapped using classical and digital techniques including the use of geostatistics. Part (2): land evaluation, the interpretation of soil and land data in forms applicable to land-use planning and management.

This paper comprises two parts that provide the fundamentals of pedology and examine its role in land-use related issues and land management. Part (1): the stratigraphy of soils, their formation and classification in New Zealand; the occurrence and variability spatially of soils, and how they can be mapped using classical and digital techniques including the use of geostatistics. Part (2): land evaluation, the interpretation of soil and land data in forms applicable to land-use planning and management.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): ERTH233 or ERTH234 or EARTH221
Internal assessment / examination: 60:40
Restriction(s): ERTH333

Note: The paper includes a one-day field trip in August recess or on a weekend.

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
21B (HAM)B Trimester : 12 Jul 2021 - 7 Nov 2021 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2021 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2021 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

The following 2020 paper outlines are available for EARTH321. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2021 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Soil Science

Other available years: Pedology and Land Evaluation - EARTH321 (2020) , Pedology and Land Evaluation - EARTH321 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 16 September 2020 9:11am
Indicative fees current as of : 4 June 2020 3:25pm

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