Europe’s eleven soil threats

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In Norway, erosion caused by flooding and landslides, is a major soil threat. Here we see erosion in Trøgstad in the South-East of Norway.
Credit: Line Thomsen

European soil threats: What, where and why?

Source:NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research


Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread of eleven soil threats, also addresses what kind of effect these threats may have on soil functions and ecosystem services, and why they occur.


Author: Willem Van Cotthem

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

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