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Short course on soil mapping methods (co-organized)
Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Miriam Muñoz-Rojas , Eric C. Brevik , Lorena M. Zavala 
Tue, 14 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / 13:30–15:30

Maps facilitate the understanding of the variable's distribution. They contribute to resume complex information and make possible a quick assessment and analysis of the studied areas. It is fundamental that soil researchers could understand maps language and have the ability to present their results in maps. This will facilitate the comprehension of data distribution and the factors responsible in time and space. Also, allow to cross-variables and understand their dependence, on a plot, catchment, municipality, province, and region or country level. On the management level, maps represent in an easy manner, the land-use changes and the impact of human activities on soil. This course is very important to soil scientists, some of them in the first steps of their careers have difficulties to explain and represent data using maps. The aim of this course is to provide some basic information about soil mapping methodologies, including basic cartography methods, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), geostatistical and spatial analysis.

Moorning Session. Chairpersons: Paulo Pereira and Eric Brevik

10:30-10:35 Open Ceremony Paulo Pereira (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania), Miriam Munoz-Rojas (University of Westhern Australia, Australia) Eric Brevik (Dickinson State University, United States), Lorena Zavala (University of Sevilla, Spain)

10:35-11:05 Johan Bouma (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) Goal oriented soil mapping: applying modern methods supported by traditional know how

11:05-11:35 Carlos Shaefer (Soil Science Department, University of Vicosa, Brazil) Soil mapping methods in periglacial environments

11:35-12:00 Bradley Miller (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Research (ZALF), Germany) GIS and Spatial Statistics in Soil Mapping

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session. Chairpersons: Miriam Munoz-Rojas and Lorena Zavala

13:30-14:00 John Trintafilis (University of New South Wales, Australia) TerraGIS, 2,3 and potential for 4-d inversion modelling and Digital mapping

14:30-15:00 Titia Mulder (IRNA, infosol, France) Soil and terrain mapping with remote sensing techniques

15:00- 15:20 Eric Brevik (Dickinson State University, United States)
Soil mapping methods: sampling strategies and electromagnetic induction techniques

15:20-15:30 Diploma Delivery


COST Action ES1306. Connecting European connectivity research (2014-2018).