Soil Formation and Parent Material

This website illustrates processes of Soil Parent Material and Landscape Development. Video footage was obtained in the Rocky Mountains and southern interior of British Columbia to enable students to visualize similar processes that occurred in the past. The website also allows for an exploration of impacts of climate change on glacier retreats.

This multimedia website has been developed for postsecondary students enrolled in natural sciences courses that incorporate soil formation and classification. The specific learning objectives are to allow students to (1) identify various types of soil parent material, (2) describe soil parent materials and associated landforms, and (3) develop an understanding of the effects of parent material on soil properties.

Funding provided by the BCcampus Online Program Development Fund

Team Members

  • Kent Watson (TRU),
  • Dr. Maja Krzic (UBC),
  • Dr. Art Bomke (UBC),
  • Dr. Stephanie Grand (UBC),
  • Scott Smith (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada),
  • Dr. Paul Sanborn (UNBC),
  • Chris Crowley (UBC), and
  • Saeed Dyanatkar (UBC)
  • Gabriel Lascu (UBC)

Click here to visit the Soil Parent Material and Landscape Development website

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