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Abstract

The soil sampling guidelines used in European countries (ESSG), kindly provided by the national institutions which participated in the project, were recorded, studied and evaluated.

The aim has been to ascertain what kind of soil sampling guidelines exist in Europe, to detect similarities and differences (comparable results), advantages and deficiencies, to identity incompatible strategies and to evaluate in which ways different methodologies might affect data quality to investigate sources of deviations or uncertainties to improve comparability and representativeness of soil sampling, to investigate the need for harmonised sampling guidelines and to develop suggestions for standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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Authors: WAGNER G, Universitat des Saarlandes, Institut fur Biogeographie, Saarbrucken (DE);MOHR M-E, Universitat des Saarlandes, Institut fur Biogeographie, Saarbrucken (DE);SPRENGART J, Universitat des Saarlandes, Institut fur Biogeographie, Saarbrucken (DE);DESAULES A, Eidgenossische Forschungsanstalt fur Agrarokologie und Landbau, Bern (CH);THEOCHAROPOULOS S, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Athens (GR);MUNTAU H, European Commission, JRC Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);REHNERT A, European Commission, JRC Environment Institute, Ispra (IT);LISCHER P, ConStat Consulting, Spiegel, Bern (CH);QUEVAUVILLER P, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19701 EN (2000) 207pp., EURO: FREE of charge
Availability: Available from DG RESEARCH-Communication Unit, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Brussels (BE) Fax: +32-2-2958220
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6710-2
Record Number: 200013144 / Last updated on: 2001-03-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en