Integrated Soil Modelling
The Integrated Soil Modelling section shows the cases of advanced soil system modelling at Large (e.g. continental) scales. The objective of this section is to:
- Promote integration of modelling expertise between different soil threats or soil functions
- integrate soil modelling with other expertise (e.g. Climate, hydrology, land surface, economy, biodiversity, ecosystems, etc)
This section is open for ideas/collaborations and data exchange between modelers.
Soil biodiversity and soil erosion
The relationship between erosion and biodiversity is reciprocal. Soil organisms can both reduce soil loss, by improving porosity, and increase it, by diminishing soil
stability as a result of their mixing activities. Simultaneously, soil runoff has ecological impacts on belowground communities. Despite clear research into interactions,
soil erosion models do not consider biodiversity in their estimates and soil ecology has poorly investigated the effects of erosion. In order to start filling in these research
gaps, we present a novel biological factor and introduce it into a well‐known soil erosion model (the revised universal soil loss equation). Furthermore, we propose
insights to advance soil erosion ecology.