Priority areas in the Soil Framework Directive : the significance of soil biodiversity and ecosystem services

M. Rutgers, G.A.J.M. Jagers op Akkerhuis, J. Bloem

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Abstract

Seven soil threats are distinguished in the draft text of the Soil Framework Directive of the European Commission. Soil organic matter decline and soil compaction are the most relevant for the Netherlands due to intensive agricultural land management. Loss of soil biodiversity should be considered when identifying priority areas requiring protection from organic matter decline and compaction. This report describes the first steps in clarifying the relationship between soil biodiversity and decline in soil organic matter or soil compaction.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBilthoven
PublisherRIVM
Number of pages62
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameRIVM Report / National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
PublisherRIVM
No.607370002/2010

Keywords

  • soil biology
  • soil compaction
  • soil organic matter
  • soil conservation
  • soil biodiversity
  • ecosystem services
  • soil framework directive

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    Rutgers, M., Jagers op Akkerhuis, G. A. J. M., & Bloem, J. (2010). Priority areas in the Soil Framework Directive : the significance of soil biodiversity and ecosystem services. (RIVM Report / National Institute for Public Health and the Environment; No. 607370002/2010). RIVM. https://edepot.wur.nl/135042