Journal Paper Digests 2018 #2

  • Global patterns of nitrate storage in the vadose zone
  • Identifying scale-specific controls of soil organic matter distribution in mountain areas using anisotropy analysis and discrete wavelet transform
  • Scale-location specific soil spatial variability: A comparison of continuous wavelet transform and Hilbert-Huang transform
  • Stochastic hydro-mechanical stability of vegetated slopes: An integrated copula based framework
  • Plant exudates may stabilize or weaken soil depending on species, origin and time
  • Multi-year simulation and model calibration of soil moisture and temperature profiles in till soil
  • rs-local data-mines information from spectral libraries to improve local calibrations
  • Model updating for the classification of different varieties of maize seeds from different years by hyperspectral imaging coupled with a pre-labeling method
  • Value of dimensionality reduction for crop differentiation with multi-temporal imagery and machine learning
  • Spatial disaggregation of complex Soil Map Units at the regional scale based on soil-landscape relationships

A step beyond creating kml files of your digital soil information is the creation of customized interactive mapping products that can be visualized within your web browser. Some notes about how to do this using R are given in our book and with example here. I wanted to teach myself how i might be able to embed these interactive maps into a website, so i created an example to help me. In doing this i hope others who have not come across interactive mapping before are able to get some basic insights about it.

Journal Paper Digests 2018 #1

  • Multi-ecosystem services networks: A new perspective for assessing landscape connectivity and resilience
  • Circumventing structural uncertainty: A Bayesian perspective on nonlinear forecasting for ecology
  • Model updating for the classification of different varieties of maize seeds from different years by hyperspectral imaging coupled with a pre-labeling method
  • Crowdsourcing for agricultural applications: A review of uses and opportunities for a farmsourcing approach
  • Estimating surface soil moisture from SMAP observations using a Neural Network technique
  • The Centenary of the Journal Soil Science: Reflections on the Discipline in the United States and Russia Around a Hundred Years Ago
  • Measurement of Soil Color: A Comparison Between Smartphone Camera and the Munsell Color Charts
  • Alive and kicking: Why dormant soil microorganisms matter

The world was in massive celebration on December 5. If you were wondering what all of that was about, it was because it was World Soil Day. Soils are great and we tend to under appreciate what they do to sustain life on planet earth. Members of our research group at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture within The University of Sydney put together a SOILinar to tell the world that soils do matter. Our SOILinar highlights some of the research we do, and is presented as a number of shortish clips by various members of our research group. Be prepared to learn something new and enjoy.

Journal Paper Digests 2017 #31

  • Shifts in pore connectivity from precipitation versus groundwater rewetting increases soil carbon loss after drought
  • A novel earth observation based ecological indicator for cyanobacterial blooms
  • Wavelength feature mapping as a proxy to mineral chemistry for investigating geologic systems: An example from the Rodalquilar epithermal system
  • Dynamics of Agricultural Soil Erosion in European Russia
  • Towards process-informed bias correction of climate change simulations
  • Higher climatological temperature sensitivity of soil carbon in cold than warm climates
  • Aeolian sediment fingerprinting using a Bayesian mixing model
  • Near real time de-noising of satellite-based soil moisture retrievals: An intercomparison among three different techniques
  • Landsat images and crop model for evaluating water stress of rainfed soybean