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Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 135–145, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-135-2016
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Special issue: Soil science in a changing world: contributions of soil science...

SOIL, 2, 135–145, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-135-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Forum article 20 Apr 2016

Forum article | 20 Apr 2016

Facing policy challenges with inter- and transdisciplinary soil research focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Johan Bouma and Luca Montanarella
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The recently accepted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a major challenge to the research community, including soil science. SDGs require a interdisciplinary research approach that forces every discipline to critically evaluate its core messages. Effective communication with the policy arena requires use of common policy concepts such as policy phases and distinction of drivers, pressures, and responses to change. To accomodate such needs, research practices will have to change.
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