Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
SOIL, 5, 1–14, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-1-2019
SOIL, 5, 1–14, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-1-2019

Original research article 10 Jan 2019

Original research article | 10 Jan 2019

Refining physical aspects of soil quality and soil health when exploring the effects of soil degradation and climate change on biomass production: an Italian case study

Antonello Bonfante et al.

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This study is restricted to soil physical aspects of soil quality and health with the objective to define procedures with worldwide rather than only regional applicability, reflecting modern developments in soil physical research and focusing on important questions regarding possible effects of soil degradation and climate change.