Soil functions and their dynamics 

Coupling biotic and abiotic processes to represent the soil system and to predict changes in soil functions

A key objective of BonaRes is to predict the impact of agricultural management on key soil functions such as biomass production, water storage and filtering, habitat for biological activity, carbon storage, and nutrient recycling. All these functions depend on a multitude of soil processes and their interactions which are sensitive to agricultural management practices and are differing for soils of different properties. This is why the assessment of soil functions needs to be done in a site-specific way. The ultimate goal of BonaRes is to provide policy makers and farmers with scientifically sound information regarding agricultural management options and their impact on soil functions. 

A key objective of BonaRes is to predict the impact of agricultural management on key soil functions such as biomass production, water storage and filtering, habitat for biological activity, carbon storage, and nutrient recycling. All these functions depend on a multitude of soil processes and their interactions which are sensitive to agricultural management practices and are differing for soils of different properties. This is why the assessment of soil functions needs to be done in a site-specific way. The ultimate goal of BonaRes is to provide policy makers and farmers with scientifically sound information regarding agricultural management options and their impact on soil functions.