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About iSBio

The iSBio Consortium consists of 106 institutions distributed across 35 countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Romania, USA, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chile, China, Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, India, Canada, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast.

It aims to establish a long lasting global collaboration among multiple partners to study soil macro-ecological biodiversity patterns and how these relate to important soil functions, such as soil carbon sequestration, aggregate stability, nutrient cycling.

The Consortium aims to:


understand the macro-ecological patterns related to soil biodiversity and ecosystem function relations


support global soil biodiversity distribution models

Capacity building

capacity building in soil biodiversity and ecosystem function analysis


publish scientific papers and reports, disseminate soil biodiversity data in global databases


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