Experience of the teaching of soil classification systems to students at different stages of education (Faculty of Soil Science, LMSU, Russia)

Tatiana Vadimovna Prokof'eva

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/16137


Soil classification systems provide a common language for scientific communication, represent the diversity of soils and create a scientific basis for soil management, monitoring and conservation. There are several soil classifications currently in use in Russia. Teaching soil systematics to students at the Faculty of Soil Science of the LMSU has developed over the years to meet specific requirements at different stages of education. Students learn to use and correlate different classification systems. Bachelor’s students study classifications to enable professional communication and describing soil diversity. Master’s students further learn the key principles of soil formation, historical and current trends in the development of soil science and the international terminology of soil science. Studying different aspects of the theory and practice of soil classification at different stages of education gives our students a solid base for systematizing their knowledge and acquiring skills in scientific research.


World Reference Base for soil resource; Classification and diagnostics of soils of Russia; Soil Judging Contest; education in soil science; field work course

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