NSP - Useful links

Links to Soil biodiversity

Below Ground Biodiversity Project

CEH (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (NERC, UK)) – Soil biodiversity and Ecosystem function

CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) (National Centre for Scientific Research)  - Exploring Soils’ Genetic Biodiversity

Conservation and Sustainable management of Below Ground Biodiversity Project

CréBeo Project University College Dublin

Eco Walk the Talk – Environmental webs site focussing on Asia and ecology matters

ENVASSO (Environmental Assessment for Soil Monitoring)

Europa – Press release on Soil Biodiversity

European Commission (Environment) Soil Biodiversity

European Commission on soil biodiversity (publication)

European Commission Soil Biodiversity: Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit

Global Soil Map programme

Imperial College London, (UK) –NERC Centre for Population Biology

IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations)– Global Network for Forest Science Cooperation

NERC (National Environment Research Council, UK)- Soil Biodiversity

NERC (UK National Environment Research Council, UK) - Soil Biodiversity Programme: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function in Soil

SCRI Biodiversity

SciTopics –Research Summary on soil Biodiversity

Terragenome Project


Links to biodiversity and agriculture

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Diversitas- Agrobiodiversity: Science plan and implementation strategy

CIAT - International Centre for Tropical Agriculture

Countdown 2010  (network of partners organised through the IUCN about the 2010 Year of Biodiversity)

EfD (Environment for Development) Assessing linkages between agriculture and biodiversity in Central America: Historical overview and future perspectives

European Crop Protection Association - Agriculture needs Biodiversity and Biodiversity needs Agriculture

Eurpoa – Biodiversity Action plan for Agriculture

MOIST- Management of Organic Inputs in Soils of the Tropics - Cornell University International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development

Organic Farming Research Foundation, Ca, USA

Practical Action – Agricultural Biodiversity

RUAF (Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security) -  Biodiversity, Poverty and Urban Agriculture, in Latin America

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), University of California, USA

Soil Quality and Protection Program The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, UK

UK agriculture Conservation database


UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Initiative on Integrated Assessment of Trade-Related  Policies and Biological Diversity in the Agriculture Sector - Brochure on Trade and Biodiversity:Trade-related Policy Assessment Agriculture and Biodiversity

United Nations Environment Programme : Soil Biodiversity Key to Environmentally Friendly Agriculture

Upward (Users’ Perspectives With Agricultural Research and Development)

Victorian Resources Online (Australia)

WWF Biodiversity Support Programme: Africa and Madagascar Program


Links to Economics and biodiversity

Biodiversity Economics

TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)


Links to Ecosystem services

Ecosystem Services

ESPASSA (Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation Study in South Asia)

NERC (Natural environment Research Council, UK) Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)

UNEP- WCMC: Carbon, biodiversity & ecosystem services: exploring co-benefits


Links to soil organisms


List of World culture collections

NRSC (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

The Association of Applied Biologists

University of California Museum of Paleontology


ICTV (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses)

Virology Journal

SCRI Virology research

Soil viruses


Enigma and Hydrogen Regulation


Virtual Museum of Bacteria (Foundation of Bacteriology/ Society of Applied Microbiology)

NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) - Soil Biology


Aberden Mycorrhiza research group

Nature grid – Fungi

Visual Fungi


Nembase 3 – a data base on nematodes

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – what are nematodes?


Natural History Museum – termites


Agrra (Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Relief Assessment)


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