Environmental Soil Science

Soil science is defined as the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth. It includes all kinds of soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils. Soil links terrestrial life with water, geology, and the atmosphere. Soil is crucial to food production, climate systems, and water, nutrient, and waste cycling. Sometimes terms which refer to branches of soil science, such as pedology (formation, chemistry, morphology and classification of soil) and edaphology (influence of soil on organisms, especially plants), are used as if synonymous with soil science. 


  • Human Interaction with pedosphere
  • Buffers and surface water quality
  • Vadose zone functions
  • Septic drain field assessment and function
  • Land treatment of waste water & storm water
  • Remediation of contaminated soils
  • Restoration of wastelands
  • Soil degradation
  • Nutrient management
  • Moments of bacteria and soils in waters
  • Bioremediation
  • Application of molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering for development of microbes
  • Global warming and acid rain
  • Study of anthropogenic soils

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