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Soils worldwide suffer from the combined effects of multiple global change factors

A statistical analysis of data from global surveys reveals that soils react to the number of stressors as well as to the individual stressor types. Moreover, the increasing number of stressors above a critical threshold reduces soil biodiversity and impedes the delivery of various ecosystem processes.

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Fig. 1: The number of stressors operating at high levels decreases the delivery of multiple ecosystem processes.


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This is a summary of: Rillig, M. C. et al. Increasing the number of stressors reduces soil ecosystem services worldwide. Nat. Clim. Change (2023).

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Soils worldwide suffer from the combined effects of multiple global change factors. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 428–429 (2023).

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