This book chapter advances SDGs 3, 13, and 15 by explaining how particulate matter in our atmosphere can have a range of negative effects on the body when inhaled, emphasising the need to assess and improve air quality.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how common phycophagy is among collembolan species inhabiting extreme habitats and a temperate spruce forest. The authors conclude that soil phototrophic microorganisms should be considered an important channel for nutrient cycling in soil communities.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how rhizosphere can be exploited for novel nematicides.
Elsevier,

Rhizosphere, Volume 16, December 2020, 100271

Advancing SDG 15, this article explores plant growth promoting properties of the fungal endophytes isolated from sunchoke and some medicinal plants.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how different root categories influence the composition of root and rhizosphere microbial communities in young peach trees.
Advancing SDG 15, this article assesses the success of restoration actions performed at a limestone quarry.
Advancing SDG 15, this article examines high-elevation biocrusts on volcanic tephra in Haleakalā Crater, Maui, Hawaii.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores how interactions between microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling influence the accumulation of mineral nitrogen that is vulnerable to leaching in agroecosystems.
Elsevier,

30th November 2020

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources for a food-secure future. In support of this year's theme - 'Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity' - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of over 60 journal articles to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.
This book chapter addresses goals 12, 14 and 15 by discussing the debate surrounding the role of biodegradable plastics in solving plastic solid waste accumulation and assisting the transition toward a circular economy, in turn encouraging more sustainable communities and responsible consumption.

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