Project summary

Background and motivation

In the following, we will present results obtained during the POSEIDON project period. Space allows only display and discussion of selected data. Please consult "Publications and dissemination" for more results. Although the POSEIDON project primarily focused the persistent / long-term effects of soil compaction, the present overview includes a short paragraph on the immediate effects of wheel traffic on soil properties. We included such studies in the project in order to enhance our understanding of how the soil pores are affected. Soil ecosystem functions and services are linked to the soil pore system. A better understanding of the compaction effects on distortion and reduction of soil voids may facilitate the interpretation of the long-term effects.

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