The Pedometrics conference was held in Wageningen, The Netherlands during the latter part on June 2017. This was my first ever attendance to a Pedometrics conference. The occasion was made more special due to the fact that it was a celebration of sorts for Pedometrics. Pedometrics is the domain of soil science that uses quantitative methods to understand soils and how that exist, function and change. The first Pedometrics conference occurred in 1992, and also in Wageningen. This meant that in addition to the usual scientific discussions, there was a sense of reflection and celebration of Pedometrics turning 25 throughout the week.

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #29

  • Parallelization of interpolation, solar radiation and water flow simulation modules in GRASS GIS using OpenMP
  • Nitrogen balance in Australia and nitrogen use efficiency on Australian farms
  • Deriving adaptive operating rules of hydropower reservoirs using time-varying parameters generated by the EnKF
  • A geospatial decision support system for supporting quality viticulture at the landscape scale
  • A generic ontological network for Agri-food experiment integration - Application to viticulture and winemaking
  • Bayesian principal component regression model with spatial effects for forest inventory variables under small field sample size

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #28

  • Is demineralization with dilute hydrofluoric acid a viable method for isolating mineral stabilized soil organic matter?
  • Controlling factors for the stability of subsoil carbon in a Dystric Cambisol
  • Decrease of soil organic matter stabilization with increasing inputs: Mechanisms and controls
  • Evaluation of pre-treatment procedures for improved interpretation of mid infrared spectra of soil organic matter

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #27

  • Developing a molecular picture of soil organic matter-mineral interactions by quantifying organo-mineral binding
  • Geolokit: An interactive tool for visualising and exploring geoscientific data in Google Earth
  • Automated delineation and characterization of drumlins using a localized contour tree approach
  • Measuring land-use and land-cover change using the US department of agriculture‚Äôs cropland data layer: Cautions and recommendations.
  • Is demineralization with dilute hydrofluoric acid a viable method for isolating mineral stabilized soil organic matter?
  • Decrease of soil organic matter stabilization with increasing inputs: Mechanisms and controls
  • Statistics, Scoring Functions, and Regional Analysis of a Comprehensive Soil Health Database

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #26

  • Modelling the interaction of aeolian and fluvial processes with a combined cellular model of sand dunes and river systems
  • Satellite-based crop coefficient and evapotranspiration using surface soil moisture and vegetation indices in Northeast Asia
  • An overview of current and potential applications of thermal remote sensing in precision agriculture
  • Optimal organic carbon values for soil structure quality of arable soils. Does clay content matter?
  • Moving beyond presence and absence when examining changes in species distributions
  • Phosphorus in agricultural soils: drivers of its distribution at the global scale
  • Status and Perspectives on the Cosmic-Ray Neutron Method for Soil Moisture Estimation and Other Environmental Science Applications
  • Validation of SMAP surface soil moisture products with core validation sites
  • Sensor data fusion for soil health assessment
  • Potential contribution of soil diversity and abundance metrics to identifying high nature value farmland (HNV)