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The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services

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In recent years, the interest in subsoil has increased, since it can hold immense reservoirs of nutrients, organic matter and water. The subsoil can therefore provide important ecosystem services for the agricultural production system and beyond. This paper assesses the sustainability of two subsoil management measures with regard to the delivery of soil-related ecosystem services: a) the cultivation of deep-rooted pre-crops (biological approach) and b) stripwise mechanical subsoil loosening in combination with the incorporation of compost (Soil³ method). The analysis includes the identification of soil-related ecosystem services to which the subsoil contributes, the identification of related indicators, and the analysis of changes in the delivery of ecosystem services. The results show that both subsoil management measures lead to a change in the provision of soil-related ecosystem services. With the exception of the effect on potential N-leaching, both measures have an overall positive effect on considered ecosystem services.

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Sophie Ittner Ecologic Institut
Holger Gerdes Ecologic Institut
Miriam Athmann University of Bonn
Sara Luise Bauke University of Bonn
Martina Gocke University of Bonn
Julien Guigue Technische Universität München
Sanjay Jaiswal Technische Universität München
Timo Kautz Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Oliver Schmittmann University of Bonn
Stefanie Schulz Helmholtz Zentrum München
Sabine Seidel University of Bonn
Date of publication 2020-11-05
DOI https://doi.org/10.20387/bonares-bszh-qbkn
Language English
License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Ittner, S., Gerdes, H., Athmann, M., Bauke, S. L., Gocke, M., Guigue, J., Jaiswal, S., Kautz, T., Schmittmann, O., Schulz, S., Seidel, S. (2020). The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services. BonaRes Series. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20387/bonares-bszh-qbkn

Ittner, S., Gerdes, H., Athmann, M., Bauke, S. L., Gocke, M., Guigue, J., Jaiswal, S., Kautz, T., Schmittmann, O., Schulz, S., Seidel, S. (2020). The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services. BonaRes Series. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.20387/bonares-bszh-qbkn

Ittner, Sophie, et al. "The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services." BonaRes Series, Nov 2020, doi:https://doi.org/10.20387/bonares-bszh-qbkn

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