The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ENVR 4321 Soil Ecology

Soil Ecology will discuss the influence of abiotic conditions on organisms and organisms' impact on their surroundings. As nutrient cycles are driven by the biochemical activities, biogeochemical cycles will be an important topic. Decomposition of organic substrates and the synthesis of and properties impacted by soil organic matter are important topics in this section. We will finish with brief coverage of practical functional applications driven by soil organisms and ecology such as composting, degradation and remediation of pollutants.




BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1487

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Schl of Earth, Env, & Mari Sci


As scheduled