The Basics of Designing for Desert Soils

Registration Eligibility
open
Start Date
12/04/2019
End Date
12/04/2021
Description
What is different with desert soils than forest soils? Much of what we are traditionally taught about soil is based on an ideal forest soil, but the aspects of desert soils behave differently, and it is critical to understand the differences to effectively design in a desert soil environment. During this webinar, soil will be discussed as a 3 dimensional scientific body. The webinar will provide a breakdown of soil components, geology, the forming factors of soil, solar insulation of the soil, and water holding capacity.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the components of soil and the breakdown of a forest soil versus a desert soil
2. Learn about the factors that impact the formation of soil
3. Understand how environmental aspects affect designs
Instructors
James Urban, FASLA and Doug Merkler, Resource Soil Scientist
Website Registration
Course Codes
LA-17041
Provider
ISDM


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