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Volume 1, issue 2
SOIL, 1, 665–685, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-665-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
SOIL, 1, 665–685, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-665-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Review article 19 Nov 2015

Review article | 19 Nov 2015

Biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity as key drivers of ecosystem services provided by soils

P. Smith et al.

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Soils play a pivotal role in major global biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrient, and water), while hosting the largest diversity of organisms on land. Soils deliver fundamental ecosystem services, and management to change a soil process in support of one ecosystem service can affect other services. We provide a critical review of these aspects, and conclude that, although there are knowledge gaps, enough is known improve soils globally, and we suggest actions to start this process.
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