Special Issue "Selected Papers from "Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference""
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Soil security refers to the maintenance and improvement of the world’s soil resource to produce food, fiber and fresh water, while also contributing to energy and climate stability, maintaining biodiversity and protecting natural systems and human wellbeing more generally.
Planetary health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by re-thinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world.
Soil security is an essential foundation for planetary health because the vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found within soil or is reliant on soils and 97% of the world’s food comes from agricultural soils.
The aims of the conference are:
- through multidisciplinary discourse, we will review, develop and synthesize the concepts of soil security and planetary health, focusing on the role of soil in overall planetary health.
- we will highlight to a wider audience key examples of threats to soil security and measures to improve soil security from across the planet.
- from improved understanding generated through the conference, we aim to provide clearer measurement systems and policy frameworks for stewardship and sustainable use of the Earth’s
The Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference Organising Committee are seeking papers on the five core dimensions of soil security:
as well as the wider issues of:
- Soil security in the city
- Connecting consumers to soil managers
- Soil, provenance and human health
- Soil, biodiversity and human health
- Rethinking soil value
- Soil and health in a circular economy
- Public and private sector soil governance
- Soil condition and soil health
Prof. Dr. Alex McBratney
Prof. Dr. Tony Capon
Prof. Dr. Cristine L. S. Morgan
Assoc. Prof. Damien Field
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