SoilTrEC

A global initiative on critical zone research and integration

Manoj Menon, Svetla Rousseva, Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis, Pauline van Gaans, Panos Panagos, Danielle Maia de Souza, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir, Georg J. Lair, Liping Weng, Jaap Bloem, Pavel Kram, Martin Novak, Brynhildur Davidsdottir, Gudrun Gisladottir, David A. Robinson, Brian Reynolds, Timothy Stapler White, Lars Lundin, Bin Zhang, Christopher J. Duffy & 4 others Stefano M. Bernasconi, Peter De Ruiter, Winfried E.H. Blum, Steven 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)3191-3195
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

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soil ecosystem
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Ecosystems
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soil degradation
European Commission
soil carbon
valuation
European Union
environmental change
natural resource
Earth (planet)
erosion
Natural resources

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Menon, M., Rousseva, S., Nikolaidis, N. P., van Gaans, P., Panagos, P., de Souza, D. M., ... Banwart, S. A. (2014). SoilTrEC: A global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(4), 3191-3195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2346-x
Menon, Manoj ; Rousseva, Svetla ; Nikolaidis, Nikolaos P. ; van Gaans, Pauline ; Panagos, Panos ; de Souza, Danielle Maia ; Ragnarsdottir, Kristin Vala ; Lair, Georg J. ; Weng, Liping ; Bloem, Jaap ; Kram, Pavel ; Novak, Martin ; Davidsdottir, Brynhildur ; Gisladottir, Gudrun ; Robinson, David A. ; Reynolds, Brian ; White, Timothy Stapler ; Lundin, Lars ; Zhang, Bin ; Duffy, Christopher J. ; Bernasconi, Stefano M. ; De Ruiter, Peter ; Blum, Winfried E.H. ; Banwart, Steven A. / SoilTrEC : A global initiative on critical zone research and integration. In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 3191-3195.
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Menon M, Rousseva S, Nikolaidis NP, van Gaans P, Panagos P, de Souza DM et al. SoilTrEC: A global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2014 Feb 1;21(4):3191-3195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-013-2346-x