Soil Care Network
The Soil Care Network is an interdisciplinary, global community of scholars animated by the love of, fascination with, and dedication to soils. Soils are the life of our planet. They are the spaces where all life, human and otherwise, is continually made and sustained. Soils take care of us all. We must take care of them in return.
The Soil Care Network is a global community of scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. We are all animated by the love of, fascination with, and dedication to soils. We believe that soils are key to addressing current challenges to human and ecological flourishing. And we believe that improving the state of soils and ensuring an abundant future for all life requires action across academic disciplines.
The Soil Care Network is a place for soil scholars to find one another, and a space of supportive and creative exchange of ideas. The Network is the brainchild of Dr Anna Krzywoszynska, and was officially launched during the 'Rediscovering Soils' workshop.
From the September newsletter
- The uncertain impacts of European land use policy on soil services: Vrebos, Dirk, et al. "The Impact of Policy Instruments on Soil Multifunctionality in the European Union." Sustainability 9.3 (2017): 407 http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/3/407
- A new way to think about soil microbes and carbon: the microbial carbon pumphttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170829091049.htm
- Have you seen the International Union of Soil Sciences’s factsheets? The new one on the concept of soil security is out, and you can find them all here http://iuss.boku.ac.at/index.php?article_id=647
- Soils: The Foundation of Life Workshop proceedings-in-brief, which summarizes the workshop held at the US National Academy of Sciences in December 2016, is now online for free downloads. Please visit https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24866/soils-the-foundation-of-life-proceedings-of-a-workshop-in or the website of the U.S. National Committee for Soils at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/SS/index.htm to download your own electronic copy free of charge.
- A new map, published in an open-access paper, tries to quantify how much energy is available to erode the land surface on a given spot globally. Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/08/18/how-many-continents-are-there/#efe36866732f