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  Information - SSS2 Fauna effect on soil properties

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The role of fauna in soil processes is important, as fauna affects many soil forming processes and also determine soil physical and soil chemical properties. Soil fauna are perceived as ecosystem engineers that change the flow of water, sediments and nutrients through terrestrial ecosystems. The biodiversity of animals living in the soil is huge and shows a huge range in size and effects. Soil fauna enter in various interactions with soil microflora and this interaction substantially alters many soil processes. Most work has been focused on only a few species such as earthworms and termites, but in general the knowledge on the effect of soil biota on soil ecosystem functioning is limited as it is for their impact on physical and chemical processes in and on the soil.

In this session we would like to review the impact of fauna on soil properties that have implications for geo-ecosystem functioning and soil formation processes. We are welcoming all contributions on soil-fauna topics.

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