Soil Change Matters

Paperback - November 2015 - AU $75.00

Addresses important aspects of soil change, ranging from the use of soil chronosequences to study long term changes to shorter duration surveys and environmental reporting.

In March 2014, an international workshop 'Soil Change Matters' was convened to explore current scientific knowledge of soil change as well as the policy contexts to support soil information, soil monitoring and soil management. Over 70 papers were presented at the workshop which was attended by 200 delegates from 11 countries. Ten of the presentations have been developed as full articles for this special issue in Soil Research, and a further 22 articles (including the OECD sponsored presenters) are published in the open access IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science Volume 25. + Full description

This special issue addresses important aspects of soil change, ranging from the use of soil chronosequences to study long term changes, through long term field trials to shorter duration surveys and environmental reporting. Soil carbon is featured strongly in the workshop presentations given the current focus on climate issues and C retention in soils. A salutary discussion of the sources of uncertainty in measurement and models provides an important counterpoint to the generalities used in reporting and predicting soil change.

The workshop was a successful meeting of minds and useful dialog on policy and science but highlighted many gaps in our knowledge and, consequently, the journey ahead for soil scientists and soil policy.

Online edition now available. Visit the Soil Research home page. - Short description

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Paperback | November 2015 | $ 75.00
ISBN: SR53/06 | 140 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing