Title: Soil Biodiversity Monitoringin Europe: Ongoing Activities and Challenges
Citation: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE vol. 60 p. 807-819
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC47617
ISSN: 1351-0754
URI: http://www.wiley.com/
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2009.01177.x
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The increasing interest in soil biodiversity and its protection, has twofold aspects: the per se biodiversity conservation issues and the mostly unknown economical values of the services provided by soil biodiversity. Inventory and monitoring are the necessary tools for the achievement of an adequate level of knowledge on soil biodiversity status and for the detection of hot spot as well as areas subject to decline. In this paper the main tools and methodological approaches for soil biodiversity measurement are presented, as well as the technical aspects related to the inventory and monitoring activities at large spatial scale. A short review of some of the existing experiences of soil biodiversity monitoring, at European level, is also presented.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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