What is the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas?
The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas is a collection of images, text, and figures presenting the importance of soil biology to policy makers, experts, and general readers alike. Key highlights include:
Soil biodiversity supports many services essential to human beings including: plant growth, water and climate regulation, and disease control among others.
Soil biodiversity is increasingly under threats due to several pressures acting on soils.
Interventions to reduce the impact of threats to soil biodiversity are available and should be widely adopted.
Policies to protect and value soil biodiversity are still at an early stage and need to be further developed.
The Atlas is divided into 8 chapters covering all the aspects of soil biodiversity:
- Chapter I: The soil habitat
- Chapter II: Diversity of soil organisms
- Chapter III: Geographical and temporal distribution
- Chapter IV: Ecosystem functions and services
- Chapter V: Threats
- Chapter VI: Interventions
- Chapter VII: Policy, education and outreach
- Chapter VIII: Conclusions
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