About

Soil Ecosystem Research Group

 

Soils are integral to agricultural productivity, biodiversity, ecosystem function and the maintenance of ecosystem services. However, soil ecosystem research depends on foundational biological knowledge that is often missing. Our vision is to create a platform for researchers from all soil related disciplines to discuss, collaborate, build capacity and expand on the soil knowledge of South Africa. Ultimately the broader objective of SERG is to contribute towards creating an awareness regarding soil as a vital natural resource and global asset.


For more details on how to get involved, please contact: sergsouthafrica@gmail.com


Publication:

Pedobiologia-cover-SoilSoil biota in a megadiverse country: current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa.

Janion-Scheepers, C., Measey, J., Braschler, B., Chown, S.L., Coetzee, L., Colville, J.F., Dames, J., Davies, A.B., Davies, S., Davis, A., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S., Duffy, G.A., Fourie, D., Griffiths, C., Haddad, C.R., Hamer, M., Herbert, D., Hugo-Coetzee, E.A., Jacobs, A., Jacobs, K.,  Jansen van Rensburg, C., Lamani, S., Lotz, L.N., Louw, S.vdM., Lyle, R., Malan, A.P., Marais, M., Neethling, J.-A., Nxele, T., Plisko, D., Prendini, L., Rink, A.N., Swart, A., Theron, P., Truter, M., Ueckermann, E., Uys, V.M., Villet, M.H., Willows-Munrow, S. & Wilson, J.R. 2016. Soil biota in a megadiverse country: current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa. Pedobiologia 59, pp 129-174. Doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2016.03.004

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