Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Original research article
 | Highlight paper
15 Mar 2018
Original research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 Mar 2018

A systemic approach for modeling soil functions

Hans-Jörg Vogel, Stephan Bartke, Katrin Daedlow, Katharina Helming, Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Birgit Lang, Eva Rabot, David Russell, Bastian Stößel, Ulrich Weller, Martin Wiesmeier, and Ute Wollschläger


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jan 2018) by Paul Hallett
AR by Hans-Jörg Vogel on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2018) by Paul Hallett
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2018) by Lily Pereg (deceased) (Executive editor)
AR by Hans-Jörg Vogel on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2018)
Short summary
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.