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Ecological Risk Assessment for soil invertebrate biodiversity and ecosystem services

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Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) of genetically modified crops for the soil environment is supported by guidelines already available for pesticides. They have very much in common and here we point out the salient features of empirical ERA methodology for soil invertebrates and the need to address ecosystem services through assessment of ecological processes contributed by soil invertebrate functional traits. The soil quality, bait lamina test, and earthworm burrowing activity are current candidates underpinning an ecosystem services assessment approach. Establishing functional trait databases, baseline data, and making links between them, will enable future assessment of soil ecosystem services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGMOs : Implications for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Processes
EditorsAnurag Chaurasia, David L. Hawksworth, Manoela Pessoa de Miranda
Place of publicationCham
Publication yearJan 2021
ISBN (print)978-3-030-53182-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53183-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
SeriesTopics in Biodiversity and Conservation

    Research areas

  • soil invertebrates; soil ecosystem services; functional traits; ecological risk assessment; earthworm burrows; water infiltration; tiered approach; baseline; databases; mesocosm

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