On Soil Capability, Capacity, and Condition
AbstractThe role of soil in the existential environmental problems of declining biodiversity, climate change, water and energy security, impacting on food security has highlighted the need to link the soil functions to ecosystem services. We describe and illustrate by a limited example, the concepts and assessment of soil’s capacity measured through its capability and condition as contributors to an overall soil security framework. The framework is based on the concepts of genosoils and phenosoils. The links to other notions, such as threats to soil and soil functions are made. The framework can be potentially applied elsewhere to quantify soil changes under natural processes and human activities. View Full-Text
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McBratney, A.B.; Field, D.; Morgan, C.L.; Huang, J. On Soil Capability, Capacity, and Condition. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3350.
McBratney AB, Field D, Morgan CL, Huang J. On Soil Capability, Capacity, and Condition. Sustainability. 2019; 11(12):3350.Chicago/Turabian Style
McBratney, Alex. B.; Field, Damien; Morgan, Cristine L.; Huang, Jingyi. 2019. "On Soil Capability, Capacity, and Condition." Sustainability 11, no. 12: 3350.
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