The importance of soil



How does soil differ across Earth’s biomes: Great plains, coastal wetlands, deserts

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout the year to educate the public about the importance of soil. September’s theme is “Soils Protect the Natural Environment.” In SSSA’s September 15 Soils Matter blog post, experts explain how soil differs across the large geographic regions of the Great Plains, Coastal Wetlands and Great American Deserts.

According to SSSA’s September monthly leader, Tom Fox, each biome has soils with characteristics unique to it. Fox is a professor at Virginia Tech University.

• Great Plains

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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