Journal Paper Digests 2017 #19

  • Peak growing season gross uptake of carbon in North America is largest in the Midwest USA
  • Skills and Knowledge for Data-Intensive Environmental Research
  • Scoping for scale-dependent relationships between proximal gamma radiometrics and soil properties
  • A consistent ecosystem services valuation method based on Total Economic Value and Equivalent Value Factors: A case study in the Sanjiang Plain, Northeast China
  • The impact of cost feedbacks on the land-use dynamics induced by a tradable permit market
  • The future of evapotranspiration: Global requirements for ecosystem functioning, carbon and climate feedbacks, agricultural management, and water resources
  • The added utility of nonlinear methods compared to linear methods in rescaling soil moisture products
  • Mapping urban land cover from high spatial resolution hyperspectral data: An approach based on simultaneously unmixing similar pixels with jointly sparse spectral mixture analysis
  • Optimal organic carbon values for soil structure quality of arable soils. Does clay content matter?
  • Use of bimodal hydraulic property relationships to characterize soil physical quality
  • Relationship between soil clay mineralogy and carbon protection capacity as influenced by temperature and moisture
  • Salinity risk assessment using fuzzy multiple criteria evaluation
  • Soil health - What should the doctor order?
  • Spatial aggregation of soil property predictions in support of local land management
  • Soil protection for a sustainable future: options for a soil monitoring network for Ireland
  • How accurately can soil classes be allocated based on spectrally predicted physio-chemical properties?
  • Digital soil mapping based on wavelet decomposed components of environmental covariates
  • Combining reflectance spectroscopy and the digital elevation model for soil oxidizable carbon estimation
  • Relationship between magnetic properties and reddening of tropical soils as indicators of weathering
  • A direct comparison of EMI data and borehole data on a 1000 ha data set
  • An overview of current and potential applications of thermal remote sensing in precision agriculture
  • Reclaimed soils, fertilizer, and bioavailable nutrients: Determining similarity with natural benchmarks over time
  • Magnetic susceptibility of soils along a lithotoposequence in southeast Iran
  • Satellite-based crop coefficient and evapotranspiration using surface soil moisture and vegetation indices in Northeast Asia

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #18

  • A MATLAB based 3D modeling and inversion code for MT data
  • Analysis of training sample selection strategies for regression-based quantitative landslide susceptibility mapping methods
  • Extending R packages to support 64-bit compiled code: An illustration with spam64 and GIMMS NDVI3g data
  • Spatio-ecological complexity measures in GRASS GIS
  • Predicting the abundance of clays and quartz in oil sands using hyperspectral measurements
  • Assessing gaps in irrigated agricultural productivity through satellite earth observations-A case study of the Fergana Valley, Central Asia
  • Forecast of wheat yield throughout the agricultural season using optical and radar satellite images
  • Rapid prediction of soil mineralogy using imaging spectroscopy
  • Comparison of Soil Water Potential Sensors: A Drying Experiment
  • Essentials in Soil Physics: An introduction to Soil Processes, Functions, Structure and Mechanics
  • Nonlinear parametric modelling to study how soil properties affect crop yields and NDVI
  • Honey authentication based on physicochemical parameters and phenolic compounds
  • Interoperable agro-meteorological observation and analysis platform for precision agriculture: A case study in citrus crop water requirement estimation
  • An adaptive approach for UAV-based pesticide spraying in dynamic environments
  • A comparison of SMOS and AMSR2 soil moisture using representative sites of the OzNet monitoring network

This poster “Managing quantifiable uncertainties in digital land suitability assessments” was on display at the Pedometrics 2017 conference held in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Pedometrics 2017 poster.
Figure 1. This is the poster presented at the Pedometrics 2017 conference held in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Please read on if you more more information about the research that this poster summarizes. And don’t hesitate to leave some comments at the end.

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #17

  • Modification of the random forest algorithm to avoid statistical dependence problems when classifying remote sensing imagery
  • Rule-based topology system for spatial databases to validate complex geographic datasets
  • A pragmatic, automated approach for retroactive calibration of soil moisture sensors using a two-step, soil-specific correction

Geochemical fingerprinting of volcanic soils used for wetland rice in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Published in Geoderma Regional 10 (2017) 48-63.

Toward the end of 2016, Prof. Dian Fiantis (Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Andalas, Kampus Limau Manis) spent around 3 months in our soil science research group. With her in her kit bag, were a number of soil samples collected from various sites around a few different volcanoes situated in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Together with Budiman Minansy, Dian wanted to determine whether soils from different volcanoes had unique and identifiable geochemical fingerprints. We set about determining this using X-ray fluorescence technology and other soil analysis approaches to determine the concentration of the mineral elements of these soils.

This paper is the outcome of some of Dian’s research. There are more research outputs to come! Prof. Fiantis is a credit to her university, and was a joy to have around our research group in 2016.