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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1111/cobi.13930
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Challenges of and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity
Autor Zeiss, R.; Eisenhauer, N.; Orgiazzi, A.; Rillig, M.; Buscot, F.; Jones, A.; Lehmann, A.; Reitz, T.; Smith, L.; Guerra, C.A.
Quelle Conservation Biology
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Department BOOEK; iDiv
Band/Volume 36
Heft 5
Seite von e13930
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords belowground; soil biodiversit; soil (ecosystem) functioning; nature conservation; protected areas; soil policy; Europe; Germany
Abstract Soil biodiversity and related ecosystem functions are neglected in most biodiversity assessments and nature conservation actions. Through an overview of how society, and particularly policy-makers, have addressed these aspects in the past, we here show that the protection and nature conservation targeting of soil biodiversity has been insufficient. First, soil-related policies are unenforceable and lack soil nature conservation goals, focusing instead on other environmental objectives. Second, we found no evidence for positive effects of current nature conservation measures on multiple soil ecosystem functions in Europe. Third, we explored the role of soils in nature conservation management by using German management plans as an example, and found soils to be considered from a limited perspective only. By exploring these three dimensions (i.e., policy, evidence, management), we are able to highlight potential ways forward to improve nature conservation as a central instrument for soil biodiversity protection.
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Zeiss, R., Eisenhauer, N., Orgiazzi, A., Rillig, M., Buscot, F., Jones, A., Lehmann, A., Reitz, T., Smith, L., Guerra, C.A. (2022):
Challenges of and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity
Conserv. Biol. 36 (5), e13930 10.1111/cobi.13930