Journal Paper Digests 2018 #3

  • GIS-based rare events logistic regression for mineral prospectivity mapping
  • Arc4nix: A cross-platform geospatial analytical library for cluster and cloud computing
  • Soil erosion in the Anthropocene: Research needs
  • Recognition of geochemical footprints of mineral systems in the regolith at regional to continental scales
  • A Theoretical Model of Drumlin Formation Based on Observations at Mulajokull, Iceland
  • Exchange of greenhouse gases between soil and atmosphere: interactions of soil physical factors and biological processes
  • The search for the meaning of life in soil: an opinion
  • A climosequence of chronosequences in southwestern Australia
  • On the history and future of soil organic phosphorus research: a critique across three generations
  • European Journal of Soil Science Volume 69, Issue 1
  • A review on the practice of big data analysis in agriculture
  • A low cost sunlight analyser and data logger measuring radiation
  • A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) application for irrigation facilities management based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
  • Development of an irrigation scheduling software based on model predicted crop water stress
  • Improving near-real time deforestation monitoring in tropical dry forests by combining dense Sentinel-1 time series with Landsat and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2.
  • Regional clustering-based spatial preprocessing for hyperspectral unmixing
  • Information theoretic evaluation of satellite soil moisture retrievals
  • Sentinel-2 cropland mapping using pixel-based and object-based time-weighted dynamic time warping analysis
  • Mapping forest change using stacked generalization: An ensemble approach
  • Development and assessment of the SMAP enhanced passive soil moisture product
  • Building a pedotransfer function for soil bulk density on regional dataset and testing its validity over a larger area

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.