Soil as a social ecological feedback: Mapping the social and ecological processes for agroecosystem resilience in the era of climate change
The goal of this Pursuit is to bring together a diverse team of collaborators to examine how soil health can act as a social-ecological feedback at the level of individual farmers, agencies and policy makers’ decisions to use or encourage soil enhancing practices through a transdisciplinary integration of biophysical, climatic and social science data at multiple scales (spatial and human-institutional). Further, this Pursuit would enable the enhancement of soil health through the development of data mining and geospatial analysis techniques, integrated into a distributable library in R and developed into visual aids via an online Story Map format. This proposed output could be used to facilitate the development of diagnostic and educational tools to understand the social, biophysical, as well as policy-level, factors that influence the adoption of soil health improving practices.
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