What is Soil Biodiversity

Soil biodiversity reflects the mix of living organisms in the
soil. These organisms interact with one another and with
plants and small animals forming a web of biological
Soil is by far the most biologically diverse part of Earth.
The soil food web includes beetles, springtails, mites,
worms, spiders, ants, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, and
other organisms. These organisms improve the entry and
storage of water, resistance to erosion, plant nutrition,
and break down of organic matter. A wide variety of
organisms provides checks and balances to the soil food
web through population control, mobility, and survival
from season to season.