Originally posted on the HoliSoils website:
Holisoils launched a set of three surveys to collect expert opinions on how natural disturbances may affect soil variables.
The main objective of these surveys is to understand the extent to which soils might be vulnerable to an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disturbances (e.g. fire, drought, tree mortality, etc.) as a result of anthropogenic climate change.
These questionnaires will serve many different purposes. Given the limited knowledge about which physical, chemical and biological soil characteristics are most vulnerable to the impact of natural disturbances, the survey will fill current gaps in our understanding of potential threats to soil functioning. Secondly, the surveys aim to compare the different opinions and views on soil vulnerability of experts coming from different soil science disciplines or geographical contexts.
Take the surveys now:
- Tree mortality: share your views on the impacts of increasing incidence of tree mortality associated with droughts or pests
- Drought: share your views on the impacts of increasing intensity and frequency of extreme drought events
- Wildfires: share your views on the impacts of increasing intensity and frequency of wildfires