FOR 2505 – Soils for Plant Growth

Instructor: Dr. Paul Arp
Lab Instructor: Marie-France Jones
Teaching Assistants: Meagan Betts, Dustyn Martin-Ross

Students examine relationships between soils and plants, and related roles of water and nutrients. Factors that restrict root growth, and processes that influence soil development are revealed through field exercises and laboratory work. Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forest soils and subsequent plant responses are emphasized.