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Soil - Precious dirt at your feet

Twenty years ago, soil was still largely unknown territory. While a fair amount was known about its composition, almost nothing was known about the organisms that live in it. Researchers, including those at WSL, have made great advances in recent years.


WSL has a long tradition in looking at the properties of soils and the processes that occur below ground. It is currently involved in several projects as part of the National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) and is preparing guidelines on how society can sustainably use soil, which is a scarce resource.

You will find more detailed information about soils in the latest issue of our magazine DIAGONAL:


Processes in forest soils


Soils as a threat


Forest soils and forestry


Land consumption