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Soil biodiversity
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Soil biodiversity Paul Henning Krogh, Henning Petersen, Arwyn Jones, Luca Montanarella, Ciro Gardi and Simon Jeffery The novel EUROPEAN ATLAS OF SOIL BIODIVERSITY, published by the Joint Research Centre, presents an overview of soil biodiversity in Europe and assesses threats and the contributions to ecosystem services. It is intended for raising awareness of soil biodiversity and its crucial role in sustaining fertility and as a driver of organic matter decomposition and carbon sequestration. The awareness is needed for the proposed Soil Framework Directive by the European Commission in an attempt to prevent further soil degradation across the European Union, and to repair the damage that has already been done. Soil biodiversity Download Poster: Last Update: 17/01/2011

Developing SoilML as a global standard for the collation and transfer of soil data and information
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Developing SoilML as a global standard for the collation and transfer of soil data and information Luca Montanarella, Peter Wilson, Simon Cox, Alex McBratney, Sonya Ahamed, Bob McMillan, David Jacquier, and Jim Fortner There is an increasing need to share soil data and information within countries, across regions and globally. Timely access to consistent and authoritative data and information is critical to issues such as food production, climate change, water management, energy production and biodiversity. Soil data and information is managed by numerous organisations using a plethora of processes, scales and standards. A number of national and international activities and projects are currently dealing with the issues associated with collation of disparate data sets. Standards are being developed for data storage, transfer and collation like, for example, in the GobalSoilMap.net project, e-SOTER and the EU Inspire GS-SOIL. Developing SoilML as a global standard for the collation and transfer of soil data and information Download Poster: Last Update: 12/05/2010

The Soil Atlas of Africa, Raising awareness and educate to the importance of soil
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The Soil Atlas of Africa, Raising awareness and educate to the importance of soil Olivier Dewitte, Arwyn Jones, Claudio Bosco, Otto Spaargaren, Luca Montanarella The richness of African soil resources need to be protected for future generations. A number of threats are affecting the functioning of African soils, not only for the purpose of agricultural production, but also for other important environmental services that soil delivers to all of us. This is of particular importance once we know that many health-related problems in Africa are indirectly related to the services of soils. The Soil Atlas of Africa, Raising awareness and educate to the importance of soil Download Poster: Last Update: 12/05/2010

Predicting water erosion at the regional scale in Africa
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Predicting water erosion at the regional scale in Africa Olivier Dewitte, Claudio Bosco, Arwyn Jones, Luca Montanarella Soil erosion by water is regarded as one of the most widespread forms of soil degradation in Africa, and as such, poses potentially severe limitations to sustainable development. In most of the regions, the evaluation of the impact of soil erosion is difficult due to a lack of up-todate and relevant data. A step forward for improving our knowledge would be the ability in most of the regions to locate at the regional scale the most sensitive areas Predicting water erosion at the regional scale in Africa Download Poster: Last Update: 12/05/2010

Life Beneath Our Feet: Research Challenges in Soil Biodiversity
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Life Beneath Our Feet: Research Challenges in Soil Biodiversity Simon Jeffery and Ciro Gardi Threats to Soil Biodiversity, Functional redundancy, Resistance vs resilience, Functional diversity, interactions within and between groups of soil organisms Life Beneath Our Feet: Research Challenges in Soil Biodiversity . Download Poster: Last Update: 22/02/2009

Supporting Legislation, Serving Society
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Supporting Legislation, Serving Society The SOIL Action has organized a symposium on soil biodiversity at 2009 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Life Beneath Our Feet: Research Challenges in Soil Biodiversity . Life Beneath Our Feet: Research Challenges in Soil Biodiversity . Supporting Legislation, Serving Society Download Poster: Last Update: 22/02/2009

Climate Change: soil can make a difference!
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Climate Change: soil can make a difference! Soil and Forest Action Carbon (C) sequestration in soils is gaining increasing acceptance as a means of reducing net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere. The global quantity of carbon (C) present to a depth of 1 m in soil organic material (SOM) is about twice the 750 Pg present in the atmosphere as CO2. Soil in EU contains about 71 GtC in the upper 30 cm and 140 GtC to a depth of 1 m, equivalent to 7% of the global soil carbon sink. Climate Change: soil can make a difference!. Download Poster:

Recent EU Developments in the Management of Contaminated Soil – a Legal Perspective
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Recent EU Developments in the Management of Contaminated Soil – a Legal Perspective Aoife Shields, University College Cork, Ireland This presentation explores the legal and operational elements of the contaminated soil provisions of the proposed EU Soil Framework Directive and the land damage provisions of the ELD Recent EU Developments in the Management of Contaminated Soil – a Legal Perspective. Download Poster:

An accessible digital archive of soil maps
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An accessible digital archive of soil maps Senthil-Kumar Selvaradjou, Luca Montanarella, Otto Spaargaren, and David Dent. Preservation of older data (in this case maps) are vital as they are building blocks of most current soil information. But in many countries, soil maps are being lost because of a lack of proper attention to storage and retrieval, often compounded by a loss of institutions that have been responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of soil and land resources data. An accessible digital archive of soil maps. Download Poster:

First ever Soil Atlas of Europe
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First ever Soil Atlas of Europe A. Jones. What is soil? Where does it come from? How important is soil in our daily activities? Is soil the same everywhere? Is soil at risk? The First ever Soil Atlas of Europe uses striking maps, clearly written informative texts and stunning photographs to answer these questions. First ever Soil Atlas of Europe. Download Poster:

Heavy metals in European soils: a geostatistical analysis of the FOREGS Geochemical database
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Heavy metals in European soils: a geostatistical analysis of the FOREGS Geochemical database H. I. Reuter This poster presents an approach using Digital Soil Mapping Techniques to map in a objective way using data from the excellent FOREGS Database a number of geochemical properties at the european level. Paper is under review. Heavy metals in European soils: a geostatistical analysis of the FOREGS Geochemical database. Download Poster:

Forecasting wind erosion events in Europe - first results of a reanalysis
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Forecasting wind erosion events in Europe - first results of a reanalysis H. I. Reuter Forecasting wind erosion events is a interesting field of research and has huge potential for different fields. First results of an implementation of such a system are presented. Forecasting wind erosion events in Europe - first results of a reanalysis. Download Poster:

Using DSM data for modeling wind erosion events- Bridging the gap between DSM and DSA
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Using DSM data for modeling wind erosion events- Bridging the gap between DSM and DSA H. I. Reuter, F.Carre, T.Hengl, L.Montanarella This poster presents an approach using Digital Soil Mapping Techniques to assess the wind erosion risk for a climate scenario and a reference scenario within a Digital Soil Assessment workflow. Uncertanities and differences to traditional soil databases are highlighted. Using DSM data for modeling wind erosion events- Bridging the gap between DSM and DSA. Download Poster:

Modelling Arsenic Hazard in Groundwater in Cambodia: a Geostatistical Approach using Ancillary Data
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Modelling Arsenic Hazard in Groundwater in Cambodia: a Geostatistical Approach using Ancillary Data Luis Rodriguez-Lado & David Polya. Arsenic in shallow groundwaters extensively utilized for drinking, irrigation and/cooking in many parts of the world, including Cambodia, represents a major environmental hazard The goal of this work is to develop a spatial model to estimate As concentration in groundwater in Cambodia and hence predict areas of high As hazard as tool to inform the development of adequate measurements to reduce risks to human health. The study revealed that there is a strong correlation between topographic environmental variables and the content of As in groundwater Modelling Arsenic Hazard in Groundwater in Cambodia: a Geostatistical Approach using Ancillary Data. Download Poster:

Main Soil Factors influencing the plant growth in Europe
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Main Soil Factors influencing the plant growth in Europe Beata Houskova & Luca Montanarella. Data included in soil databases can serve as direct or indirect indicators of plant growth conditions. This information includes soil, as well as non soil data. An example of such type of data collection is the 1:1M soil database, which represents the result of cooperation among the European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN) and the European Commission. Main Soil Factors influencing the plant growth in Europe. Download Poster:

The use of mosses as biondicators in order to draw up the environmental impact study for a urban waste landfill
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The use of mosses as biondicators in order to draw up the environmental impact study for a urban waste landfill R. M. Cenci et Al. The Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) has been adopted in italy for many years, therefore not all the Regions have issued their onw environmental law in order to apply the EIA for the different projects foreseen. The use of mosses as biondicators in order to draw up the environmental impact study for a urban waste landfill. Download Poster:

Limits and progresses of bio-indication bryophyte in the Mediterranean area
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Limits and progresses of bio-indication bryophyte in the Mediterranean area M. Privitera & R. M. Cenci (2007) Limiti e progressi della bioindicazione briofitica nell' area Mediterranea. Bioindicazione, Biomonitoraggio, Bioindicatori si riferiscono alle recenti tematiche di ricerca riguardanti il monitoraggio dell’inquinamento atmosferico, del suolo, dell’acqua. Limits and progresses of bio-indication bryophyte in the Mediterranean area. Download Poster:

European Soil Visual Assessment – Field Guide
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European Soil Visual Assessment – Field Guide B. Houskova and L. Montanarella (2007) Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) is the direct evaluation of those soil properties which are visible by the naked eye and can be evaluated directly in the field. Basically, soil properties depend on texture and soil type. European Soil Visual Assessment – Field Guide. Download Poster:

Parent Material as a source of natural background values in soils
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Parent Material as a source of natural background values in soils B. Houskova and L. Montanarella (2005) The map 1:1M for Euroasia was build up according to Soil Geographical Database for Eurasia & the Mediterranean instruction guide. Structure of database is formed by Soil Mapping Units (SMU), which comprise from one or more Soil Typological Units(STU). Parent material is studied at four levels: major class, group, type and subtype. Parent Material as a source of natural background values in soils. Download Poster:

Towards a Multi-scale European Soil Information System
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Towards a Multi-scale European Soil Information System M. Van Liedekerke, P. Panagos, L. Montanarella and N. Filippi (2007) The Multi-Scale Soil Information System constitutes a suitable framework for the building of a nested system of soil data and facilitates interoperability through a common coordinate reference system, a unique grid coding system, a set of detailed and standardized metadata and an exchangeable and open format. Towards a Multi-scale European Soil Information System. Download Poster:

Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Profiles: Necessity of a Typology
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Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Profiles: Necessity of a Typology Luis Rodríguez-Lado, Florence Carré & Luca Montanarella (2006) Heavy metal contents in this soil is heterogeneous. Since the soils include in this study are mainly derived from lime rocks, we observed that most of the samples have HM concentrations lower than the thresholds fixed in the European legislation for soil pH > 7 Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Profiles: Necessity of a Typology. Download Poster:

The European Perspective on Soil Quality
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The European Perspective on Soil Quality Gergely Tóth, Luca Montanarella, Nicola Filippi, Vladimir Stolbovoy, Senthil Selvaradjou and Florence Carre (2006) The ability of soil to perform any of these functions (on given levels) depends on its physical, biological and chemical attributes (‘internal’ attributes), while the realization of the performance is conditioned by natural (e.g. slope steepness) and/or anthropogenic (e.g. drainage) factors (’external’ factors). The European Perspective on Soil Quality. Download Poster:

Digital Soil Mapping: Developing methodology to monitor and manage soils
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Digital Soil Mapping: Developing methodology to monitor and manage soils Dobos, E., Carré, F., Hengl, T., Reuter, H.I., Tóth, G., (2006) Digital Soil Mapping – is the computer-assisted production of digital maps of soil type and soil properties. It implies use of mathematical and statistical models that combine information from soil observations with auxiliary information contained in correlated environmental variables and remote sensing images. Digital Soil Mapping: Developing methodology to monitor and manage soils. Download Poster:

Monitoring Heavy metals in three regions of Italy using mosses and soils as a multivariate and GIS approach
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Monitoring Heavy metals in three regions of Italy using mosses and soils as a multivariate and GIS approach P. Grammatica, E. Giani, E. Papa, D. Preatoni, R.J. A. Jones, L. (2005). 13th International Symposium of MESAEP (Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection). Thessaloniki, Greece, 8-12 October 2005. A biomonitoring survey involving the moss Hypnum cupressiforme Hedw. was carried out in three Italian regions, Piedmont, Aosta Valley and Sicily, to evaluate the atmospheric deposition of the elements Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn. Monitoring Heavy metals in three regions of Italy using mosses and soils as a multivariate and GIS approach. Download Poster: or contact the Author R. Cenci for more information

Soils and mosses for the monitoring of trace elements in three landfills
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Soils and mosses for the monitoring of trace elements in three landfills R. M. Cenci, N. Simonazzi, E. Meglioli, P.R. Trincherini, L. Canovi, V. Guberti. (2005). Sardinia. Tenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. Santa Margherita di Pula 3-7 Ottobre 2005. Soils and mosses for the monitoring of trace elements in three landfills . Download Poster: or contact the Author R. Cenci for more information