8 Biodiversity | Supplementary Material

State of the Environment 2011 Committee. Australia state of the environment 2011.
Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Canberra: DSEWPaC, 2011.

8 Biodiversity

Supplementary Material

The role of soil biodiversity in providing ecosystem services This paper

provides an account of the role of soil organisms in providing key ecosystem services, including soil formation, decomposition and nutrient cycling, carbon and nitrogen fixation and sequestration, infiltration, purification and storage of water.