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dc.contributor.authorKRASILNIKOV Pavelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorALYABINA, Irinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorARROUAYS Dominiqueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBALYUK Svyatoslaven_GB
dc.contributor.authorCAMPS Martaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGAFUROVA Lazizaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorERDOGAN Hakki Emrahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHAVLICEK Elenaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKONYUSHKOVA Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKUZIEV Ramazanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVAN LIEDEKERKE Marcen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMEDVEDEV Vitaliyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMONTANARELLA Lucaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPANAGOS Panagiotisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRAVINA DA SILVA MANUELAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSÖNMEZ Bülenten_GB
dc.description.abstractIn Europe and Eurasia, the inherent complexity and spatial variability of soil makes the evaluation of the impact of any change difficult. Transformations of features such as texture and mineralogical composition will only occur over geological time spans while properties such as pH, organic matter content or microbial activity will show a more rapid reaction. In addition, the response of a particular soil type may be both positive and negative depending on the function in question. For example, rising temperatures and precipitation may support increased agricultural productivity on soils previously deemed marginal, but such a transformation can lead to a deterioration of soil biological diversity and an increased risk of erosion. Quantitative assessments of future trends in soil characteristics and properties are limited. As a consequence, this chapter provides an outlook only for a selected number of issues. Considerably more effort is required to model changes in the state of soil conditions in relation to drivers such as changes in land use and climate. Based on the above finding, an assessment  is made of the status and trend of the ten soil threats in order of importance for the region. At the same time an indication is given of the reliability of these estimates.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.5-Land Resources Managementen_GB
dc.titleChapter 11 - Regional assessment of soil changes in Europe and Eurasiaen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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