Links

This is by no means a complete list.  However, it is a starting point for those looking for soil information and resources.

The NSW OEH web site is a good starting point if you are looking for information about managing land and soil in NSW including  -LSCMap

The NSW OEH page also has infomation relating to land degredation including salinity, acid sulfate soils, wind and gully erosion.

espade picTo find out what soils information is available in a particular area go to eSpade. This is a free application based on google maps which lets you search areas and maps for available soil information.  For enquiries about soil and land data in NSW send an email to – soils@environment.nsw.gov.au

There is an alphabetical list of useful soil publications on the OEH web page.  It includes technical papers, newsletters and reports.

The Victorian Geomorphology Reference Group is was the first model for the NSW Soil Knowledge Network.  Initiated in 1995, this like-minded group of soil, geology, landform specialists is developing a framework of land systems for Victoria.

Victorian Resources Online (VRO) is a great starting point to find soil and land information, maps and publications in Victoria.

VRO_carbon-cycle-aniSoil and Landscape Animations are also available on the VRO website.    These fantastic animations are highly valuable teaching aids and demonstrate several soil and land processes including -

  •  The carbon cycle;
  • The nitrogen cycle;
  • Acidification;
  • Coastal acid sulfate soils
  • Crop growth in high rainfall zone;
  • Dispersion process;
  • Sub surface drip irrigation
  • Terrace development

Monthly webinars from NSW DPI Soils Network of Knowledge (SNoK) are available on the DPI Agriculture Youtube channel. They are technical soil presentations.  If you missed a webinar or would like to view one again click here

FAO-Infographic-IYS2015-soilfunctions-enThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is a wealth of soil  information, including FAO activities, publications and statistics.  They have released several great infographics for 2015 the International Year of Soils.

 

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Here is the link to the FAO soil portal and soil and legacy maps

 

 

 

 

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If you are looking for legacy soil survey reports try the FAO search module.

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In 1960, the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) - recommended that soil maps of continents and large regions be published. As a follow-up FAO and Unesco decided in 1961 to prepare a Soil Map of the World at 1:5 000 000 scale. The project was completed over a span of twenty years. It was the fruit of world-wide collaboration between innumerable soil scientists and remained until recently the only global overview of soil resources

Soils: Introducing the world beneath our feet.  Soils are a vital part of our planet’s functioning, but all too often we take soils for granted. In this free online course, from Lancaster University, we introduce you to soils and explore the world beneath our feet.