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Soil Science


SOIL 351 Soil Ecology

3 credits; Fall semesters

Instructor: Dr. Amitava Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Soil Science
Phone: 231-7858
Office hours: By Appointment
Lecture times:
 M W F 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.
Location: Walster 217

Course Goals: Students will be educated to understand the importance of below ground ecosystem functions and climate-plant-soil interactions and how soil ecology dictates the primary nutrient dynamics.

Course objectives:  Students will be able to (1) classify different soil organisms and their role in soil functions, (2) soil organic matter formation, (3) cycle of major nutrients, (4) interactions among soil management, nutrient dynamics and microbial community. 


Syllabus in pdf format

Students with disabilities:

Any students with disabilities or other special needs requiring special accommodations in this course are invited to share these concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible. 

Academic honesty:

All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy, Section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct. 

For more information on the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resource’s honor system, see

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Soil Science Department
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8901 - Fax: (701) 231-7861
Campus address: Walster Hall 106
Mailing address: Dept 7680 PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Nathan.Derby@NDSU.EDU

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:38:59 AM
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