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EUdaphobase – European Soil-Biology Data Warehouse for Soil Protection

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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David Russell - Lecturer

Paul Henning Krogh - Other

Assessment of soil biodiversity, i.e., within the context of national and EU directives and policies, must be based on proper baseline and threshold values as well as reliable tools derived from existing supra-regional data on species’ occurrences. Throughout Europe, abundant soil biodiversity information exists, whose common potential has yet to be explored or collated together. The COST Action EUdaphobase is therefore developing an existing soil-biodiversity data infrastructure into a pan-European soil-biodiversity data warehouse, establishing a comprehensive knowledge- and database of high scientific and data-management quality for Europe.

This data warehouse will not only aggregate data on species distributions throughout Europe (like other data repositories), but will combine this data with accompanying environmental metadata and species’ functional traits, providing a vastly increased value of data re-use for ecological evaluations. Based on the needs of stakeholders and end users, the Action will evaluate and test modern biodiversity modelling approaches for their implementation in semi-automated decision-support tools for soil-biodiversity assessments. A coordinated approach towards assessment of soil health in terms of soil biodiversity and ecosystem services will ensure more efficient and knowledge-based assessment of soil biodiversity, quality and health.
10 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

Event (Conference)

TitleGlobal symposium on soil biodiversity
Abbreviated titleGSOBI20
LocationFAO headquater, Rome, Taly
Degree of recognitionInternational event



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