Search results tagged: Soil functions (6)
Soils and land use
Soils underpin agricultural, livestock and forestry production systems, providing a wide variety of ecosystem services.
Soils and climate
Soils are the largest store of terrestrial carbon on Earth. Conserving and maybe even increasing it can help to mitigate climate change.
Soils and biodiversity
The life in the soil beneath our feet represents around a quarter of all biodiversity on Earth.
Why bother about soils?
A life without soil is impossible for us. But what 'roles' do soils actually play, and what do we gain from it all?
Soil functions - the basics
Soil provides ecological functions too important to be overlooked. Shelter for plants and animals, guardian of groundwater, source of our food, forage, and fibre and an archive of natural history and human heritage.
Soils and water
Globally, soils store two-thirds of all fresh water and are the largest terrestrial water reservoir.