Sharing knowledge and removing barriers is crucial for the success of the Soil Health BENCHMARKS project. Therefore, within this glossary, we aim to collect and identify project relevant terminology and accepted scientific definitions on ecosystem services, soil functions, soil indicators, and soil health from previous and existing EU projects, national initiatives and the scientific literature.

Language barriers are identified and some of the definitions are translated into accessible and understandable language for stakeholders.

The glossary has a flexible structure that allows updates and feedback throughout the project and beyond. With this aim, feedback is collected after the definition of every single word, from anyone that would like to contribute to enhance or work. land ecosystem