Session 1 : Setting the Stage : Soils , Society and Global Change – Global and Local Perspectives

@inproceedings{Arnalds2009Session1,
  title={Session 1 : Setting the Stage : Soils , Society and Global Change – Global and Local Perspectives},
  author={{\'O}lafur Arnalds and Nichola Geeson and Charlotte J. Brandt and John B. Thornes and Michele S. Grimm and Rattan Lal and Winfried E. H. Blum and Christina J. Valentine and John W. Doran and Alan John Jones and R. Oldeman and G W J Van Lynden and Barbara Ann Stewart and Penelope Harvey and K Resosudarmo and Duncan Sinclair and Matthias Kurz and S Mcnair and L. Crist and L Shpritz and Richard Fitton and R Saffouri and F ReynoldsJ and D M Stafford-Smith and Eric F. Lambin and David Tilman and Joseph E Fargione and Christian Wolff and A. Antonio and R. Dobson and David S. Howarth and Werner Schindler and David Schlesinger and Daniel Simberloff and Truman P Young and Dr. A. Petersen and Jeffrey J. Clary and Uriel N. Safriel},
  year={2009}
}
Introduction Soils are dynamic and immensely variable resources. Soils can be thought of as an active chemical factory, full of life, but various organic substances and clays are among the products of the factory. These products are important in providing the soils with the properties that make them a natural resource, such as water and nutrient storage and release. Soils are fundamental for the Earth's food chain, and it is often overlooked that a higher number of living species exist… CONTINUE READING

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