Chapter headings and selected papers: Preface. Introduction. Concepts of soil quality and their significance (M.R. Carter et al.). Soil Quality Attributes. Physical attributes of soil quality (G.C. Topp et al.). Chemical attributes and processes affecting soil quality (D. Heil, G. Sposito). Biological attributes of soil quality (E.G. Gregorich et al.). An ecosystem perspective of soil quality (B.H. Ellert et al.). Soil quality indicators: pedological aspects (R.J. MacEwan). Effects of soil redistribution on soil quality: pedon, landscape, and regional scales (D.J. Pennock). Evaluating Soil Quality. Standardisation for soil quality attributes (S. Nortcliff). Soil quality control (F.J. Pierce, D.C. Gilliland). Pedotransfer functions to evaluate soil quality (J.H.M. Wösten). Statistical approaches to the analysis of soil quality data (O. Wendroth et al.). Soil organic matter dynamics and their relationship to soil quality (H.H. Janzen et al.). Practical Applications for Soil Quality Assessment. Socio-economics in soil conserving agriculture systems: implications for soil quality (M. Boehm, S. Burton). Toward a framework for soil quality assessment and prediction (K.J. Greer, J.J. Schoenau). Establishing a benchmark system for monitoring soil quality in Canada (C. Wang et al.). Case study of soil quality in south-eastern Australia: management of structure for roots in duplex soils (B. Cockroft, K.A. Olsson). Case studies of soil quality in the Canadian prairies: long-term field experiments (C.A. Campbell et al.). Soil organic matter and soil quality—lessons learned from long-term experiments at Askov and Rothamsted (B.T. Christensen, A.E. Johnston).