Defining soil quality

Burns, Richard G., Nannipieri, Paolo, Benedetti, Anna and Hopkins, David W. (2006). Defining soil quality. In J. Bloem, D. W. Hopkins and A. Benedetti (Ed.), Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality (pp. 15-22) Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Author Burns, Richard G.
Nannipieri, Paolo
Benedetti, Anna
Hopkins, David W.
Title of chapter Defining soil quality
Title of book Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality
Place of Publication Wallingford, UK
Publisher CABI
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 0851990983
Editor J. Bloem
D. W. Hopkins
A. Benedetti
Chapter number 2
Start page 15
End page 22
Total pages 8
Total chapters 26
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subjects 300104 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
779902 Land and water management
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Environmental quality is a complex concept. Defining one component of it, soil quality, is therefore usually attempted using indicators that represent, with differing levels of approximation, particular constituents, processes or conditions. In this chapter, we review briefly the ideal characteristics of a soil quality indicator and then outline some of the national frameorks for assessing soil quality that have been proposed. A recurrent theme of the existing frameworks is the use of parameters that individually give useful informatio, but which can be exaggerated to providd an overall or index of soil fertility.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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