Assessment of Soil Functions Affected by Soil Management

  • Hans-Jörg VogelEmail author
  • Ute Wollschläger
  • Katharina Helming
  • Uwe Heinrich
  • Matthias Willms
  • Martin Wiesmeier
  • David Russell
  • Uwe Franko


Soil plays a central role in the functioning of terrestrial systems. This role is at risk given the enormous loss of soil through desertification and degradation amounting to 12 million hectares per year [1].


Soil functions Carbon sequestration Soil modelling Soil management Agriculture Soil ecosystem services 



The authors are affiliated to the BonaRes Centre for Soil Research funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the framework of the funding measure “Soil as a Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy—BonaRes”, project “BonaRes (Module B): BonaRes Centre for Soil Research” (grant 031A608).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Jörg Vogel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ute Wollschläger
    • 1
  • Katharina Helming
    • 2
  • Uwe Heinrich
    • 2
  • Matthias Willms
    • 3
  • Martin Wiesmeier
    • 4
  • David Russell
    • 5
  • Uwe Franko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil System ScienceHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZHalleGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)MünchebergGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Socio-EconomicsLeibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)MünchebergGermany
  4. 4.Department of Ecology, Center of Life ScienceTechnical University of MunichFreisingGermany
  5. 5.Senckenberg Society for Nature ResearchFrankfurtGermany

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