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.
Why Soil Biodiversity?
Without soil biota, the soil resources as we know them would not exist.
Soil BON (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.
Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
The atlas is a reference publication on global soil biodiversity.
The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas translations in Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Meet the Founders
The GSBI is supported by five founding partner organizations.