Soil and human security in the 21st century

@article{Amundson2015SoilAH,
  title={Soil and human security in the 21st century},
  author={Ronald Amundson and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Jan W. Hopmans and Carolyn Olson and A. Ester Sztein and Donald Lewis Sparks},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={348}
}
Global soil resources under stress The future of humanity is intertwined with the future of Earth's soil resources. Soil provides for agriculture, improves water quality, and buffers greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Yet human activities, including agricultural soil erosion, are rapidly degrading soil faster than it is naturally replenished. At this rate, human security over the next century will be severely threatened by unsustainable soil management practices. Amundson et al. review recent… 
Soil and Forest: The Key Factors for Human Survival
From the past to the future, the development of human civilization has been closely related to the Earth's soil. However, we are now on the planet with the productive forces of soil resources that
Soil Degradation: Will Humankind Ever Learn?
Soil degradation is a global problem caused by many factors including excessive tillage, inappropriate crop rotations, excessive grazing or crop residue removal, deforestation, mining, construction
Sustainable soil use and management: An interdisciplinary and systematic approach
The Meta Soil Model: An Integrative Multi-model Framework for Soil Security
The profound human-centric dominance in the Anthropocene has created changes in land use, biomes, climate, food networks, economies, and social communities, which in turn have impacted global
Sustainable futures over the next decade are rooted in soil science
The importance of soils to society has gained increasing recognition over the past decade, with the potential to contribute to most of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With
Expediting climate‐smart soils management
  • D. Hou
  • Soil Use and Management
  • 2021
Soil represents the largest carbon pool in the terrestrial system, storing up to 5 times as much carbon as in the atmosphere. The number of annual publications pertaining to both soil and climate
Effects of rainforest transformation systems on carbon cycle and soil fertility
Agriculture faces the challenge of producing, in the first half of the 21st century, a similar amount of calories to those produced during the last 400 years, while also reducing its negative
World's soils are under threat
Abstract. The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils has completed the first State of the World's Soil Resources Report. Globally soil erosion was identified as the gravest threat, leading to
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 81 REFERENCES
Soil Security: Solving the Global Soil Crisis
Soil degradation is a critical and growing global problem. As the world population increases, pressure on soil also increases and the natural capital of soil faces continuing decline. International
Soil Diversity and Land Use in the United States
Soils are dynamic components of terrestrial ecosystems that historically have been viewed as economic resources by government and private interests. The large-scale conversion of many sections of the
REVIEW: Nutrient stripping: the global disparity between food security and soil nutrient stocks
1. The Green Revolution successfully increased food production but in doing so created a legacy of inherently leaky and unsustainable agricultural systems. Central to this are the problems of
Towards constraining the magnitude of global agricultural sediment and soil organic carbon fluxes
Reliable quantitative data on the extent and rates of soil erosion are needed to understand the global significance of soil‐erosion induced carbon exchange and to underpin the development of
Greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture
TLDR
The global technical mitigation potential from agriculture (excluding fossil fuel offsets from biomass) by 2030, considering all gases, is estimated to be approximately 5500–6000CO2-eq. yr−1, with economic potentials of approximately 1500–1600, 2500–2700 and 4000–4300 Mt CO2- eq.−1.
The impact of agricultural soil erosion on biogeochemical cycling
Soils are the main terrestrial reservoir of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and of organic carbon. Synthesizing earlier studies, we find that the mobilization and deposition of
THE VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AND ITS RELATION TO CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
As the largest pool of terrestrial organic carbon, soils interact strongly with atmospheric composition, climate, and land cover change. Our capacity to predict and ameliorate the consequences of
Green Water and Global Food Security
It is widely understood that crop production must increase at least twice as fast as human population growth during the coming 40 yr to meet global food demand. Tested strategies for achieving this
Soil carbon stocks and land use change: a meta analysis
The effects of land use change on soil carbon stocks are of concern in the context of international policy agendas on greenhouse gas emissions mitigation. This paper reviews the literature for the
...
...