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Protecting soil biodiversity essential in adapting to climate change


Efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing climate are entirely dependent on protecting the life in our soils.

These are among findings compiled by more than 300 researchers for the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Lead author of the second chapter of the report, Professor Brajesh Singh and colleagues at the Global Centre for Land-Based Innovation at Western Sydney University have linked diverse soil flora and fauna, and a dramatically-changing global climate, to the sustainability of human civilisation and our natural world.

“Every one of us is standing upon the world’s most important natural resource,” said Professor Singh. MORE