Four ISRIC researchers presenting at Pedometrics Webinar

15 Jun 2021

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On June 16 and 17, the scientific community engaged with digital soil mapping will come together for a webinar focussing on two of the International Union of Soil Scientists’ Pedometrics Commission working groups: Digital Soil Mapping and Global Soil Map.

Digital soil mapping, which is the production of digital maps for soil types and soil properties using statistical methods, is a field highly aligned with the work of ISRIC – World Soil Information and four ISRIC-associated researchers are presenting at the webinar. Their talk titles are:

  • How well does Predictive Soil Mapping represent soil geography? An investigation from the USA”, David G Rossiter, ISRIC guest researcher and Cornell University adjunct associate professor
  • Modelling measurement error in wet chemistry soil data with linear mixed-effects modelsCynthia van Leeuwen, ISRIC PhD candidate
  • Global mapping of volumetric water retention at 10, 33 and 1500 kPa using the WoSIS databaseMaria Eliza Turek, ISRIC guest researcher and Federal University of Paraná PhD candidate
  • "Artificial Neural Networks for Global Soil Mapping" Giulio Genova, ISRIC guest researcher and Eurac Research Institute of Alpine Environment and University of Bolzano PhD candidate

For the full webinar program and the book of abstracts, visit