Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
SOIL, 4, 83–92, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018
SOIL, 4, 83–92, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-83-2018

Original research article 15 Mar 2018

Original research article | 15 Mar 2018

A systemic approach for modeling soil functions

Hans-Jörg Vogel et al.

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This paper deals with the importance of soil for our terrestrial environment and the need to predict the impact of soil management on the multitude of functions that soil provides. We suggest to consider soil as a self-organized complex system and provide a concept of how this could be achieved. This includes how soil research, currently fragmented into a number of more or less disjunct disciplines, may be integrated to substantially contribute to a science-based evaluation of soil functions.