Africa’s soil diversity mapped for the first time

The first Soil Atlas of Africa became available last month. Bernard Appiah at the Guardian tells us why this atlas is big news.

Living in the British Isles as I do, it’s almost unthinkable for soils to be a mystery. But across the world there’s often a lack of soil knowledge. This African atlas is groundbreaking (pun intentional) and I hope policymakers will use it well.

[Edit] My fellow blogger Henricus Peters at Learn from Nature tells us more about the new atlas.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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