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The SOILSERV project was selected in 2016 by the French National Research Agency (ANR-16-CE32-0005) to develop collaborative research on the biophysical assessment and valuation of soil ecosystem services. Over a period of 4 years, starting from October 2016, the project aims to combine biophysical and socio-economic approaches to assess at different spatial scales ecosystem services of agricultural soils and to analyse their economic valuation in farmers or public decisions.

Led by INRA, the research consortium assembles a multidisciplinary academic team (agronomy, biogeochemistry, ecology, hydrology, pedology, spatial modelling and economy) with professional partners (SCE consulting firm, Nantes metropolitan government). SOILSERV aims to clarify the concepts and consolidate the methods of SES assessment, by identifying approaches best suited according to the target scale and available information. The joined biophysical evaluation of ecosystem services with their economic assessment within agricultural holdings and within a real situation of territory planning, intends to identify the social conditions and the potential impact on production and environment of a multi-SES strategy.

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