ARCHIVE: Soil indicators: Consortium research
Member organisations are funding research to underpin the work of the UK Soil Indicators Consortium.
The Loveland et al report, published in 2002, set out an initial list of 67 potential indicators that could be used in future soil monitoring.
Research is being undertaken to determine the scientific robustness of these indicators. That is to determine their relevance and measurability and if it is possible to interpret what a change in the indicator means for the soil system.
SP0548 - Soil indicator robustness testing: food and fibre
Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) managed projects
LQ06 - Indicators of soil resilience
- LQ09 - National Soil Monitoring Network: Review and Assessment Study
Environment Agency project
- The development and use of soil quality indicators for assessing the role of soil in environmental interactions (on Environment Agency website)
- Soil Quality Indicators for the soil functions of food and fibre production, ecological habitat and biodiversity, cultural heritage and conservation value (86 KB)
- Road testing soil quality indicators
- SC060072 / SP0558 - Design and operation of a UK soil monitoring network
English Heritage project
- An assessment of potential soil indicators for the preservation of archaeology and cultural heritage (287 KB)
The results of the completed projects are summarised on the UKSIC interim results page.
Page last modified:
3 April 2009
Page published: 9 March 2005