Global Soil

Biodiversity

Initiative

Seeking to promote expert knowledge on

soil biodiversity into environmental

policy and sustainable land management

to protect and enhance ecosystem services

 
 
 
 
 
 
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About the GSBI

The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative was launched in September 2011 and is open to all those interested in developing a coherent platform for promoting the translation of expert knowledge on soil biodiversity into environmental policy and sustainable land management for the protection and enhancement of ecosystem services.

 
 

 
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Why Soil Biodiversity?

Without soil biota, the soil resources as we know them would not exist.

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

The atlas is a reference publication on global soil biodiversity.

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Soil Biodiversity Observation Network

Through the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), the GSBI together with the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and a number of other global partners, have worked to establish a primer for a global soil biodiversity observation network (Soil BON). This operational network will be specified and deployed in the near future with an extended number of partners.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Meet the Founders

The GSBI is supported by five founding partner organizations.

 

 
 
 

Soils Across Latitudes:

SSSA International Soils Meeting

6-9 January 2019, San Diego, CA, USA

Including CrossDiv Symposium: The International Soil Biodiversity Symposium: “Global Advances and Gaps in Soil Biodiversity, Ecology, and Ecosystem Services

 
 
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Soil Biodiversity session at EGU general assembly 2019!

 
 
 
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Session co-organized by the GSBI and the EGU

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Soil Biodiversity at

the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

 

17-29 November 2018

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt


The GSBI was represented

by former GSBI Executive Director

Dr. Kelly Ramirez

She is sponsored by NIOO and Centre for Soil Ecology Wageningen

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Celebrate World SOIl Day!

December 5, 2018

 

Be the solution to Soil Pollution

 
 
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Get involved

 
 
 
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