Dominique Arrouays

Dominique Arrouays
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) | INRAE ·  Unité de Service InfoSol

PhD

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April 1983 - present
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Soil Information system unit

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Publications (603)
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Les sols sont au carrefour d’enjeux planétaires majeurs. L’importance d’une gestion raisonnée et durable des sols est ainsi de plus en plus reconnue au niveau mondial. Il en est logiquement de même en ce qui concerne la nécessité de constituer des systèmes d’information harmonisés, locaux, nationaux, continentaux et mondiaux sur les sols et leurs p...
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The quality and quantity of soil organic matter (SOM) are key elements of soil health and climate regulation by soils. The Rock-Eval® thermal analysis technique is increasingly used as it represents a powerful method for SOM characterization by providing insights on bulk SOM chemistry and thermal stability. In this study, we applied this technique...
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As digital soil mapping (DSM) applications have been developed at multiple extents over the two last decades, large areas of the world are now covered by several DSM products with similar resolution and targeted soil properties. Thus, from these products, end-users must carefully select the one that will best meet their needs. The aim of this study...
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Soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration is the transfer of CO2 from the atmosphere into soil organic matter. It, therefore, relies on photo- synthesis and plant-derived carbon (C) input, which usually occurs through biomass production. Janzen et al. (2022) reminded us that when calculating SOC sequestration potential, we should recognise the source...
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Soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration is a promising natural climate solution for capturing atmospheric CO2, and it provides crucial co-benefits in improving soil functions and services at the same time. Given that SOC is not a single and uniform entity, a deep understanding of SOC response to environmental changes requires additional information...
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Soil bulk density (BD) and coarse fragment (CF) content are needed to assess the change overtime of carbon and nitrogen stocks in soils. Measurements of BD at the beginning and at the end of a given study are needed to calculate stock changes based on equivalent soil mass. However, studies about changes of C and N stocks often bypass the evolution...
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There is consensus that equivalent soil mass (ESM) approaches are preferred over fixed-depth (FD) procedures for monitoring changes in soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks. However, ESM is not often implemented, even in cases in which land use induces changes in bulk density. In this presentation, we use data from the first and second campaign of the F...
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Digital maps of soil properties are now widely available. End-users now can access several digital soil mapping (DSM) products of soil properties, produced using different models, calibration/training data, covariates and at various spatial scales from global to local. Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide easy-to-understand tools to commun...
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Citation: Vaudour, E.; Gholizadeh, A.; Castaldi, F.; Saberioon, M.; Borůvka, L.; Urbina-Salazar, D.; Fouad, Y.; Arrouays, D.; Richer-de-Forges, A.C.; Biney, J.; et al. Satellite
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Due to cost constraints, field texture classes estimated by hand-feel by soil surveyors are more abundant than laboratory measurements of particle-size distribution. Thus, there is a considerable potential to use field-estimated soil textures for mapping on the condition that they are reliable and can be characterized by a probability distribution...
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We have read with interest an opinion paper recently published in the European Journal of Soil Science (Berthelin et al., 2022). This paper presents some interesting considerations, at least one of which is already well known to soil scientists working on soil organic carbon (SOC), i.e. a large portion (80-90%) of fresh carbon inputs to soil is sub...
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Soils are essential for supporting food production and providing ecosystem services but are under pressure due to population growth, higher food demand, and land use competition. Because of the effort to ensure the sustainable use of soil resources, demand for current, updatable soil information capable of supporting decisions across scales is incr...
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Les années 90 voient la signature des premiers accords internationaux d’envergure en faveur du climat et c’est à la fin de cette décennie que le Réseau de Mesures de la Qualité des Sols (RMQS) est mis en place. Conçu à l’origine entre autres pour assurer un suivi de l’évolution des propriétés des sols français, dont le carbone organique, le RMQS e...
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Mid-Infrared reflectance spectroscopy (MIRS, 4000–400 cm-1) is being considered to provide accurate estimations of soil inorganic carbon (SIC) contents, based on prediction models when the test dataset is well represented by the calibration set, with similar SIC range and distribution and pedological context. This work addresses the case where the...
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In agronomy, soil organic carbon (SOC) content is important for the development and growth of crops. From an environmental monitoring viewpoint, SOC sequestration is essential for mitigating the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. SOC dynamics in cropland soils should be further studied through various approaches including remote sens...
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Visible-near infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy has been widely used to characterize soil information from field to global scales. Before applying a calibrated spectral predictive model to acquire soil information, either independent validation or k-fold cross validation is used to evaluate model performance. However, there is no consensus on which va...
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Soil Security includes dimensions, soil capability, soil condition, soil capital, soil connectivity and soil codification (the “five C's”). This article provides a short review on how soil mapping, digital soil mapping and soil monitoring systems (SM, DSM and SMS) over large areas contribute to these five C's at scales ranging from country to globe...
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The spatial assessment of soil organic carbon (SOC) is a major environmental challenge, notably for evaluating soil carbon stocks. Recent works have shown the capability of Sentinel-2 to predict SOC content over temperate agroecosystems characterized with annual crops. However, because spectral models are only applicable on bare soils, the mapping...
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Increasing soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks is a promising way to mitigate the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration. Based on a simple ratio between CO2 anthropogenic emissions and SOC stocks worldwide it has been suggested that a 0.4% (4 per 1000) yearly increase of SOC stocks could compensate for current anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Here, we...
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Digital Soil Mapping and Assessment (DSMA) has progressed from challenging traditional soil science paradigms, through small scale prototyping, to large-scale implementation capturing quantitative measures of soil attributes and functions. This paper considers the future for DSMA in the context of a highly uncertain world where high-quality knowled...
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The density of soil observations is a major determinant of digital soil mapping (DSM) prediction accuracy. In this study, we investigated the effect of soil sampling density on the performance of DSM to predict topsoil particle-size distribution in the Mayenne region of France. We tested two prediction algorithms, namely ordinary kriging (OK) and q...
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The soil science community needs to communicate about soils and the use of soil information to various audiences, especially to the general public and public authorities. In this global review article, we synthesis information pertaining to museums solely dedicated to soils or which contain a permanent exhibition on soils. We identified 38 soil mus...
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To respect the Paris agreement targeting a limitation of global warming below 2°C by 2100, and possibly below 1.5 °C, drastic reductions of greenhouse gas emissions are mandatory but not sufficient. Large‐scale deployment of other climate mitigation strategies are also necessary. Among these, increasing soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks is an import...
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The need for soil data has largely increased worldwide given the growing general concern about the maintenance and recovery of ecosystem resources and services. The development of digital soil mapping (DSM) is often seen as a means for answering this demand. In France, the national soil mapping strategy has been defined in the early 1990s within th...
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The soil science community needs to communicate about soils and the use of soil information to various audiences, especially to the general public and public authorities. In this global review article, we synthesis information pertaining to museums solely dedicated to soils or which contain a permanent exhibition on soils. We identified 38 soil mus...
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Soil thickness (ST) plays an important role in regulating soil processes, vegetation growth and land suitability. Therefore, it has been listed as one of twelve basic soil properties to be delivered in GlobalSoilMap project. However, ST prediction has been reported with poor performance in previous studies. Our case study is located in the intensiv...
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Organic matter plays essential roles in soil, including physical stabilization, nutrient storage and carbon sequestration. An operationally defined fraction of soil organic matter known as glomalin or glomalin-related soil protein, GRSP, is obtained by autoclaving soil in citrate solution. It is reputed to be of fungal origin, very stable and respo...
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Mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (MIRS, 4000–400 cm⁻¹) is being considered to provide accurate estimations of soil properties, including soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil inorganic carbon (SIC) contents. This approach has mainly been demonstrated by using datasets originating from the same area A, with similar geopedological conditions, to bu...
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It has long been acknowledged that the soil spatial samplings used as inputs to DSM models are strong drivers – and often limiting factors – of the performances of such models. However, few studies have focused on evaluating this impact and identifying the related spatial sampling characteristics. In this study, a numerical experiment was conducted...
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Australia has advanced the science and application of Digital Soil Mapping (DSM). Over the past decade, DSM in Australia has evolved from being purely research focused to become 'operational', where it is embedded into many soil-agency land resource assessment programs around the country. This has resulted from a series of 'drivers', such as an inc...
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During the last 10 years, several attempts to map soil attributes at the scale of mainland France have been realised. We exemplify them by seven major outputs: maps of organic C stocks, trace elements (TE), microbial density and diversity, soil thickness, available water capacity (AWC), extractable P, and changes in soil pH. We first briefly descri...
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Phosphorus (P) is a nutrient essential to living organisms and ecosystems. Accurate information regarding extractable soil P is necessary for agricultural management and environmental quality. Direct measurements of extractable soil P at large scales are usually impeded by considerable time, labour, and economic resources required for implementatio...
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In the interesting paper "Non-Flat Earth Recalibrated for Terrain and Topsoil" published in Soil Systems [1], the author shows that taking into account hilly slope undulation and topsoil relief detail raises the Earth's land surface from the conventionally flat 15 Gha to >64 Gha. Among the conclusions, he states that "soil organic carbon (SOC) ther...
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Les sols forestiers sont le plus généralement pauvres et la moitié d’entre eux a une valeur de pHeau inférieure à 5 L’écosystème s’est lentement adapté à cet état de fait via le processus complexe des cycles biogéochimiques, où le recyclage massif des éléments utiles conduit à une frugalité apparente des peuplements forestiers et à un ensemble de f...
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Synthèse du rapport, faisant le point sur l'état des connaissances concernant le carbone, son cycle et la relation avec l'effet de serre et le changement climatique. Il présente des estimations chiffrées des possibilités de stockage ou de séquestration du carbone dans le sol, associées à des changements de pratiques agricoles, et évalue le potentie...
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Dans le cadre de la lutte contre l'effet de serre, le rapport, résultat de l'expertise scientifique collective de l'INRA, fait le point sur l'état des connaissances concernant le carbone, son cycle et la relation avec l'effet de serre et le changement climatique. Il fait des estimations chiffrées des possibilités de stockage ou de séquestration du...
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Aim Intensive studies since the beginning of the 21st century have provided vast amounts of knowledge about soil microbial diversity at local and global scales. However, microbial habitats have been poorly investigated at large scale. This study aims to characterize soil bacterial habitats across France for the first time by integrating the descrip...
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The soil organic carbon (SOC) pool is the largest terrestrial carbon (C) pool and is two to three times larger than the C stored in vegetation and the atmosphere. SOC is a crucial component within the C cycle, and an accurate baseline of SOC is required, especially for biogeochemical and earth system modelling. This baseline will allow better monit...
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Parent material is a crucial co-variate in predicting soil properties using digital soil mapping (DSM) methods. This spatial information can be obtained using available lithology maps, or using proxies such as gamma-ray spectroscopic maps. In this study, we used random forests to predict topsoil texture (clay, silt, and sand in grams per kilogram)...
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Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after O. Its concentration in soils is highly variable from <1% to greater than 45%. Parent material is well known to be a major parameter for explaining this variability. In this study, we proposed to analyze the impact of climate and land use on the total Si concentration in so...
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L'écologie microbienne des sols a longtemps été reconnue comme souffrant d'un certain manque de généricité car les études ont souvent été menées à l'échelle de parcelles voire de petits territoires et avec peu de sites investigués. Il en résulte un manque de connaissances sur les processus de distribution des populations et de la régulation de la d...
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In this concluding paper, we summarize the main advances coming forward from the joint conference of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) Working Groups (WG) “Digital Soil mapping” (DSM) and “GlobalSoilMap”. We outline the increased availability of data and covariates. Large efforts to rescue legacy data and to put them in a harmonized f...
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Since the turn of the millennium, digital soil mapping (DSM) has revolutionized the production of fine resolution gridded soil data with associated uncertainty. However, the link to conventional soil maps has not been sufficiently explained nor are the approaches complementary and synergistic. Further training on the digital soil mapping approaches...
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Cet article présente une exposition, "Sols fertiles, vies secrètes", conçue à l'initiative du Sénat pour sensibiliser le grand public aux enjeux de la connaissance et de la préservation de nos ressources en sol. Exposée pour la première fois dans l'Orangerie des jardins du Luxembourg en 2014, sa conception et sa diffusion a mis à contribution de no...