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Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 111–128, 2016
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Special issue: Soil science in a changing world: contributions of soil science...

SOIL, 2, 111–128, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Forum article 07 Apr 2016

Forum article | 07 Apr 2016

The significance of soils and soil science towards realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Saskia D. Keesstra et al.

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Soil science, as a land-related discipline, has links to several of the UN Sustainable...