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Soil mapping and process modelling at diverse scales (co-organized)
Convener: Paulo Pereira  | Co-Conveners: Miriam Muñoz-Rojas , Eric C. Brevik , Bradley Miller 
Tue, 25 Apr, 08:30–10:00

Modelling and mapping are two fundamental tools for understanding soil formation, characteristics and spatial distribution. In modern soil science, modelling and mapping are interdependent and, to some situations soil properties cannot be understood without applying both to our study of the soil. However, soil modelling and mapping at diverse scales can represent a challenge because confounding variables can interact with each other and influence modelling and mapping results. In modelling and mapping one of the main objectives is to reduce the error of estimation in order to have the possible best representation of reality. The objective of this short course is to introduce the participants of the techniques used in modelling and mapping soil properties at diverse scales.


Emilio Rodríguez Caballero
Biocrust spectral properties, mapping methods, upscaling and temporal monitoring
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.

José Luis Zêzere
Mapping landslides
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Elia Scudiero
Multi-scale Soil Salinity Mapping and Monitoring with Proximal and Remote Sensing
UC Riverside, Department of Environmental Sciences & USDA-ARS, U.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, California, USA.