Soil Transformations in European Catchments

  • Buss, Heather L (Collaborator)
  • Banwart, S.A. (Principal Investigator)
  • Kram, Pavel (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


The aims of SoilTrEC are to address the priority research areas identified in the European Union Soil Thematic Strategy and to provide leadership for a global network of Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) committed to soil research.

The Specific Objectives are:

Describe from 1st principles how soil structure impacts processes and function at soil profile scale,
Establish 4 EU Critical Zone Observatories to study soil processes at field scale,
Develop a Critical Zone Integrated Model of soil processes and function,
Create a GIS-based modelling framework to delineate soil threats and assess mitigation at EU scale,
Quantify impacts of changing land use, climate and biodiversity on soil function and economic value,
Form with international partners a global network of Critical Zone Observatories for soil research, and
Deliver a programme of public outreach and research transfer on soil sustainability.
Effective start/end date1/12/091/12/14


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  • LCZO: Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory

    Buss, H. L., Brantley, S. L., Scatena, F. N., Silver, W., Plante, A., Willenbring, J., McDowell, W., Shanley, J., White, A. F., Scholl, M., Johnson, A., Jerolmack, D., Horton, B., Chapela Lara, M. & Moore, O. W.


    Project: Research