McTainsh, Grant and Leys, John and Carter, Dan and Butler, Harry and McCord, Andy and Wain, Alan (2006) Monitoring soil condition across Australia: recommendations from the expert panels. Technical Report. National Committee on Soil and Terrain for the National Land and Water Resources Audit, Canberra, Australia.
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This report recommends a range of protocols and actions required by a number of agencies that will ensure the successful long-term monitoring of soil condition across Australia. The four priority processes which potentially have a major impact on the welfare of the Australian population are wind erosion, water erosion, soil acidification, and soil organic carbon change. These processes are difficult to monitor because they usually affect large areas and are either irregular or progress very slowly. The monitoring protocols released in 2003 did not adequately address these difficulties. The Expert Panels identified a range of factors which require attention. • The current institutional framework within Australia is unsuited to long-term monitoring and a long-term mandate is required. • The biggest advances in monitoring soil condition are likely to come from improved data for modeling. • There are dual objectives for monitoring: local monitoring for project management and accountability, and broader monitoring for the purpose of managing the national soil resource base. These two objectives often demand different approaches. Recommendations specific to each of the four processes appear in the appropriate chapters.
|Item Type:||Report (Technical Report)|
|Additional Information:||Deposited with permisison of publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||soil condition; wind; erosion; Australia|
|Subjects:||260000 Earth Sciences
300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300800 Environmental Sciences > 300804 Environmental Impact Assessment
|Depositing User:||Dr Harry Butler|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:16|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2013 02:12|
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