Soils & Biodiversity Go Hand In Hand, Simply Because Soils Are Some Of the Most Biodiverse Habitats On Earth. More Here.
Biological diversity, often referred to as ‘biodiversity,’ can be defined as “the wide range of variation among living organisms originating from various sources, whether terrestrial, aquatic, or marine.”
Biodiversity encompasses variations within species, known as genetic diversity, differences between various species, referred to as organism diversity, and the diversity of entire ecosystems, recognized as ecological diversity.
One of the most intricate and diverse natural ecosystems is found in soil, making it a vital habitat on Earth. Within soil, a multitude of distinct organisms coexist, engaging in intricate interactions and contributing to the global processes that sustain all life forms.
Nowhere else in nature are species found in such close proximity as in soils. However, this remarkable biodiversity remains relatively obscure, primarily because it exists underground and remains largely imperceptible to the human eye.
Soils are also capable of holding huge volumes of carbon. Garden and Allotment soils can be used to sequester carbon, provided we treat them correctly.
However, this isn’t new information. The video below was made seven years ago. But it’s older news than that. F. C. King mentioned soils fungi and bacteria in his 1946 publication, “Is Digging Necessary”.
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