Graduate Classes

SSC 570 Wetland Soils (DE)
Fall semester of every year

Objective:
To understand wetland terms and concepts including the chemical, hydrological, and morphological characteristics of wetland soils.  Principles of wetland creation, restoration, and mitigation will be introduced.

Prerequisite:
One course in Soil Science is recommended but not required.

Grading:
two one-hour exams, final exam, and two field trips are required. Students must also complete a special project and present it to the class.

Primary Topics:

  • Wetland Hydrology Principles and Techniques
  • Wetland Soil Chemistry
  • Wetland Biology
  • Hydric Soil Formation and Identification
  • Wetland Classification Systems
  • Riverine Wetlands
  • Wetlands on Flats and Depressions
  • Coastal Wetlands
  • Wetland Creation and Restoration
  • Wetland Regulations

Contact:
michael_vepraskas@ncsu.edu