Life in Soil

The course is devoted to the review of biological processes in the soil and to the role of living organisms in bedrock formation.


Learning Outcomes

During the course learners are going to know about the role of scouring organisms in global cycle of matter and energy, to learn how to differentiate organisms of systematic and trophic levels, to study specific features of soil animals of city ecosystems and agricultural holdings, to use knowledge about the ecology of these organisms for soil enrichment.

Learners will also master simple methods of bioindication, enhanced culture productivity and investments efficiency techniques for one's own land.

Earn a Course Certificate

When you successfully complete your course, you’ll receive an electronic Course Certificate issued by the University and Coursera.

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Terms and Conditions

The course is free. To access full course content, you’ll need to register on the platform Coursera and to enroll into the course. The course is always open, and you’ll be able to start as soon as you enroll.




PhD, DrSc, Professor of Ecology, Biological Institute