SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration

M. Menon, S. Rousseva, N.P. Nikolaidis, P. van Gaans, P. Panagos, D. Maia de Souza, K.V. Ragnarsdottir, G.J. Lair, L.P. Weng, J. Bloem, P. Kram, M. Novak, B. Davidsdottir, G. Gisladottir, D.A. Robinson, B. Reynolds, T. White, L. Lundin, B. Zhang, C. Duffy & 3 others S.M. Bernasconi, P.C. de Ruiter, S.A. Banwart

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Abstract

Soil is a complex natural resource that is considered non-renewable in policy frameworks, and it plays a key role in maintaining a variety of ecosystem services (ES) and life-sustaining material cycles within the Earth's Critical Zone (CZ). However, currently, the ability of soil to deliver these services is being drastically reduced in many locations, and global loss of soil ecosystem services is estimated to increase each year as a result of many different threats, such as erosion and soil carbon loss. The European Union Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection alerts policy makers of the need to protect soil and proposes measures to mitigate soil degradation. In this context, the European Commission-funded research project on Soil Transformations in European Catchments (SoilTrEC) aims to quantify the processes that deliver soil ecosystem services in the Earth's Critical Zone and to quantify the impacts of environmental change on key soil functions. This is achieved by integrating the research results into decision-support tools and applying methods of economic valuation to soil ecosystem services. In this paper, we provide an overview of the SoilTrEC project, its organization, partnerships and implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3191-3195
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Menon, M., Rousseva, S., Nikolaidis, N. P., van Gaans, P., Panagos, P., Maia de Souza, D., ... Banwart, S. A. (2014). SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 3191-3195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2346-x
Menon, M. ; Rousseva, S. ; Nikolaidis, N.P. ; van Gaans, P. ; Panagos, P. ; Maia de Souza, D. ; Ragnarsdottir, K.V. ; Lair, G.J. ; Weng, L.P. ; Bloem, J. ; Kram, P. ; Novak, M. ; Davidsdottir, B. ; Gisladottir, G. ; Robinson, D.A. ; Reynolds, B. ; White, T. ; Lundin, L. ; Zhang, B. ; Duffy, C. ; Bernasconi, S.M. ; de Ruiter, P.C. ; Banwart, S.A. / SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2014 ; Vol. 21. pp. 3191-3195.
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Menon M, Rousseva S, Nikolaidis NP, van Gaans P, Panagos P, Maia de Souza D et al. SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2014;21:3191-3195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2346-x