Project: Mapping and alleviating soil compaction in a climate change context

Acronym SoilCompaC
Duration 01/11/2021 - 31/10/2024
Project Topic Soil compaction is a major threat to soil productivity and ecological and hydrological soil functioning. Although adverse impacts of compaction on soil properties and functions are relatively well documented, estimates of the extent and severity of compaction in Europe remain elusive, we have limited knowledge on how compaction changes the carbon cycle, and we lack information on compaction risks for different pedo-climatic zones and cropping systems in Europe and how the risks evolve due to climate change. SoilCompaC directly addresses these knowledge gaps. SoilCompaC will quantify interactions between soil compaction and climate, and present information on how to assess, detect, recover and minimize soil compaction, thereby providing a basis for sustainable soil management in Europe.
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Network EJP SOIL
Call 2nd EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Aarhus University Coordinator Denmark
2 Wageningen Research Partner Netherlands
3 University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Partner Austria
4 Federal Agency of Water Management Partner Austria
5 Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Partner Belgium
6 Estonian University of Life Sciences Partner Estonia
7 Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute Partner Germany
8 Agriculture and Food Research Organisation Partner Ireland
9 Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Partner Lithuania
10 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology Partner Spain
11 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Partner Sweden
12 Agroscope Partner Switzerland
13 Agricultural Research and Policy General Directorate Partner Türkiye