Fostering collaboration with provincial and federal agencies and research organisations, the International Union of Soil Sciences will host Pedometrics 2019 conference of Commission 1.5.
Pedometrics 2019 conference will be held on June 2-6, 2019, in Guelph, Ontario in collaboration with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
Following this conference, there will be a 'Working Meeting on X-Ray Computed Tomography of Soil', under the auspice of Commission 1.1 Soil Morphology and Micromorphology during 6-8 June, 2019 (Detailed information to follow).
Pedometrics is a branch of soil science that applies mathematical and statistical methods for the study of the distribution and genesis of soils.
The goal of pedometrics is to achieve a better understanding of the soil as a phenomenon that varies over different scales in space and time. This understanding is important, both for improved soil management and for our scientific appreciation of the soil and the systems (agronomic, ecological and hydrological) of which it is a part. For this reason much of pedometrics is concerned with predicting the properties of the soil in space and time, with sampling and monitoring the soil and with modelling the soil’s behaviour.
Pedometricians are typically engaged in developing and applying quantitative methods to apply to these problems. These include geostatistical methods for spatial prediction, sampling designs and strategies, linear modelling methods and novel mathematical and computational techniques such as wavelet transforms, data mining and fuzzy logic.
The conference programme is available to view here