Monitoring soil health in Scotland by land use category – a scoping study
Monitoring of soil health in a changing climate is a priority issue for Scottish Government. In 2020, CXC published a baseline report that pulled together existing research on the vulnerability of Scottish soils to climate change. This scoping study takes the thirteen potential indicators that were previously identified and considers their strategic relevance to monitoring soil health in the context of existing land use Scotland. Ten pre-defined land use categories were considered. We have also considered how soil monitoring might be managed to inform our understanding of cross-cutting issues such as biodiversity and climate change.