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DOI 10.1002/sae2.12108
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Title (Primary) A belowground perspective on the nexus between biodiversity change, climate change, and human well-being
Author Eisenhauer, N.; Frank, K. ORCID logo ; Weigelt, A.; Bartkowski, B.; Beugnon, R.; Liebal, K.; Mahecha, M.; Quaas, M.; Al-Halbouni, D.; Bastos, A.; Bohn, F.J.; de Brito, M.M.; Denzler, J.; Feilhauer, H.; Fischer, R.; Fritsche, I.; Guimaraes-Steinicke, C.; Hänsel, M.; Haun, D.B.M.; Herrmann, H.; Huth, A.; Kalesse-Los, H.; Koetter, M.; Kolleck, N.; Krause, M.; Kretschmer, M.; Leitão, P.J.; Masson, T.; Mora, K.; Müller, B. ORCID logo ; Peng, J. ORCID logo ; Pöhlker, M.L.; Ratzke, L.; Reichstein, M.; Richter, S.; Rüger, N.; Sánchez-Parra, B.; Shadaydeh, M.; Sippel, S.; Tegen, I.; Thrän, D.; Umlauft, J.; Wendisch, M.; Wolf, K.; Wirth, C.; Zacher, H.; Zaehle, S.; Quaas, J.
Source Titel Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
Year 2024
Volume 3
Issue 2
Page From e212108
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords biodiversity change; climate change; human well‐being; soil biodiversity
Abstract Soil is central to the complex interplay among biodiversity, climate, and society. This paper examines the interconnectedness of soil biodiversity, climate change, and societal impacts, emphasizing the urgent need for integrated solutions. Human-induced biodiversity loss and climate change intensify environmental degradation, threatening human well-being. Soils, rich in biodiversity and vital for ecosystem function regulation, are highly vulnerable to these pressures, affecting nutrient cycling, soil fertility, and resilience. Soil also crucially regulates climate, influencing energy, water cycles, and carbon storage. Yet, climate change poses significant challenges to soil health and carbon dynamics, amplifying global warming. Integrated approaches are essential, including sustainable land management, policy interventions, technological innovations, and societal engagement. Practices like agroforestry and organic farming improve soil health and mitigate climate impacts. Effective policies and governance are crucial for promoting sustainable practices and soil conservation. Recent technologies aid in monitoring soil biodiversity and implementing sustainable land management. Societal engagement, through education and collective action, is vital for environmental stewardship. By prioritizing interdisciplinary research and addressing key frontiers, scientists can advance understanding of the soil biodiversity–climate change–society nexus, informing strategies for environmental sustainability and social equity.
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Eisenhauer, N., Frank, K., Weigelt, A., Bartkowski, B., Beugnon, R., Liebal, K., Mahecha, M., Quaas, M., Al-Halbouni, D., Bastos, A., Bohn, F.J., de Brito, M.M., Denzler, J., Feilhauer, H., Fischer, R., Fritsche, I., Guimaraes-Steinicke, C., Hänsel, M., Haun, D.B.M., Herrmann, H., Huth, A., Kalesse-Los, H., Koetter, M., Kolleck, N., Krause, M., Kretschmer, M., Leitão, P.J., Masson, T., Mora, K., Müller, B., Peng, J., Pöhlker, M.L., Ratzke, L., Reichstein, M., Richter, S., Rüger, N., Sánchez-Parra, B., Shadaydeh, M., Sippel, S., Tegen, I., Thrän, D., Umlauft, J., Wendisch, M., Wolf, K., Wirth, C., Zacher, H., Zaehle, S., Quaas, J. (2024):
A belowground perspective on the nexus between biodiversity change, climate change, and human well-being
Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 3 (2), e212108 10.1002/sae2.12108