Managing Soil After A Fire
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Igor is a research scientist at the University of Zagreb.

                       

Managing Soil After A Fire

Fire is a natural element of ecosystems that has shaped world biomes as we know them today. With the exception of polar areas, fire affects all ecosystems with more or less periodicity. Fire appeared with vascular plants (420 million years ago) and started to be used by hominins 1.6 million years ago. The human use of fire produced unprecedented changes in ecosystems and the landscape. Nowadays, some ecosystem functions cannot be understood without the presence of fire, such as the...

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The Need For Sustainability In Our Soil

Soil forms at the interface of the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere and is the foundation of terrestrial life. It is home to a large proportion of earth’s biodiversity and regulates important ecosystem services, such as food provision, flood regulation, and water infiltration, among others. In addition, soil functions and services are fundamental to our existence and expansion. The use of soils for agricultural proposes goes back 13,000 years (Pereira et al. 2018) and has been responsible for the flourishing...

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