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1 HANDBOOK OF THE EUROPEAN SOIL LANDSCAPES European Soil Bureau Network Editors: J. J. Ibáñez, W. Blum, M. Kibblewhite, Luca Montanarella ================================== Freddy Nachtergaele FAO Ispra,

2 Background Juan Ibáñes has had discussions with several members of ESB on this project and after the SC meeting held in Barcelona has come up with a table of contents for chapters and possible authors for this work, which would make a link between soil scientists and ecologists and bio-geographers.

3 Objectives Agree on the idea of ESB sponsoring a book on the subject or not. Suggest improvements on contents. Identify authors agree and alternative authors of individual chapters Establish a timeframe and a work program Evaluate level of support and if a special ESB Working group is needed.

4 Introduction PrefaceDG ENV IntroductionEditors Handbook Structure and RationaleEditors What Are Soils and Soil-scapesW. Blum, J.J. Ibáñes, M. Jamagne, A. Dobos Soil forming FactorsJ. Schultz, S. Rivas R. Jongman Soil classification (WRB)E. Micheli, O.Spaargaren Soils of the World F. Nachtergaele, R. Dudal, H.Eswaran Soils of Europe M. Jamagne, R. Dudal, V. Targulian

5 Bio-Geographical Regions

6 Soils of the Bio-Geographical Regions of Europe Artic Sergey Goryachkin + BorealP. V. Krasilnikov, A. Nyborg, A.Arnoldussen Å. Nyborg & V. Targulian Atlantic/Temperate M. Jamagne, J. Hollis, M. Kibblewhite. Continental W. Blum and V.Stolbovoi Steppic A. Bronger,P. Schad, Nestroy, M. Gerasimova Anatolian Selim Kapur Black sea T. Urushadze + AlpineNestroy + Pannonian E. Micheli Mediterranean J. Torrent, J. Boixadera, P. Zdruli Macarronesian A. Rodríguez, J. Sánchez + Costantini

7 Content of each biogeographical region chapter Introduction Soil forming factors (man included) and its variability Dominant and singular pedogenetic processes ? Dominant, associated and singular soil types ? Soilscapes history Major soilscape assemblages and its constitutive soils Idiosyncratic soilscapes of the bio-geographical region Past human impact on the soilscapes Current impact on the soilscapes and soil quality Soil in risk of extinction (soilscapes to be protected) Paleosoils Summary: the soils in the landscape Appendix: Extension covered by the different soilscapes and soil types

8 EUROPEAN SOILSCAPES STATUS AND RISK (Optional) Soil Degradation in Europe Van Lynden, W. Blum and A. Arnoldussen European Soilscapes and Past Climate Change J. Cat, J. Boardman, R. Langohr,R. MacPhail, R. Huggett and E. Costantini Past Antrophic Impact on soilscapes H. Madsen, Wolf Eckelman, A. T. Grove, O. Rackham, S.Kepur and R. Langohr A Rationale for the Design of a Network of Soil Reserves in Europe J.J. Ibáñez, L. Montanarella and E. Micheli Towards an New European Soil Information SystemL. L.Montanarella, D. King, J. Daroussin, C. Le Bas and N.Filippi

9 Annexes APPENDICES SMALL MAPS AND TABLES To be decided by decided (Coordinators, authors and ESB Secretariat) Glossary References Index

10 THANK YOU


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