Getting spatial data on soil profiles in R

Soil structure and health is critical to water availability, nutrient cycling, and plant productivity. By extension, soils will have strong associations with invertebrate community assemblage, diversity, and abundance and is thus a invertebrate science. Modern spatial datasets on soil are available to help us intergrate variation in soil characteristics in the prediction of invertebrate processes. In Austalia, one of the newer soil data sets is Soil and Landscape grid of Australia.