SOILSERVICE will combine interdisciplinary empirical studies and soil biodiversity surveys to construct soil food web models and determine effects of changing soil biodiversity on stability and resilience of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, as well as assess consequences for outbreaks of pests or invasive species.
SOILSERVICE will link ecological and economic models to develop a system for valuing soil biodiversity in relation to ecosystem services. Objectives: Develop methods to value soil ecosystem services during different pressure of land use and changes in soil biodiversity. Field and modelling studies will determine to what spatial and temporal scales soil biodiversity and soil ecosystem services are vulnerable to disturbance.
PROJECT GOALS:Soilservice will construct quantitative scenarios of long-term land use change across Europe. From direct investigations of how land use induces changes in soil biodiversity it can be determined how soil nutrients can be retained even after extensive use. We will from this project be able to make more precise predictions that link economy together with production (food vs. biofuel), land use, soil biodiversity and sustainability. This information can be used by broad range of decision and policy makers within the European community for future development of EU biofuel and soil strategies.
has predicted how soils can be better managed to improve the long-term incomes
of European farmers, mitigate climate change and reduce nutrient and chemical
This innovation is the result of the project
Title: Conflicting Demands Of Land Use, Soil Biodiversity And The Sustainable Delivery Of Ecosystem Goods And Services In Europe
Organisations and people involved in this eco-innovation.
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Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Prof. HEDLUND Katarina
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Contact person: Ms. BESTA Christina
BIOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VID CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Contact person: Dr. FROUZ Jan
Contact person: Dr. MIETTINEN Sanna-Maija
Contact person: Prof. WOLTERS Volkmar
Contact person: Mr. KRISTOFFERSEN Ivan
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Contact person: Mr. VAN DE RIDDER Erwin A.
Contact person: Mr. FORSYTH Paul
Contact person: Ms. RAGNARSDOTTER Ingrid
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Contact person: STANSFIELD Liz
Contact person: Mr. ALINK Rein