Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: ec-esdac@ec.europa.eu

Title: Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas Maps

Description

Dataset (2016) containing 2 GIS maps from the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas: 1) the Soil Biodiversity map showing a simple index describing the potential level of diversity living in soils (with the use of two other datasets: distribution of microbial soil carbon used as a proxy for soil microbial diversity, and the distribution of the main groups of soil macrofauna used as a proxy for soil fauna diversity. 2) the Soil Biodiversity threats showing the potential rather than the actual level of threat to soil organisms. For the development of this map, a number of diverse threats and corresponding proxies were chosen.

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Additional information
Last modified 2018-07-04
Issue date 2016-01-01
Landing page https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/content/global-soil-biodiversity-maps-0
Language English
Data theme(s) Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-esdac-104

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