367 Symposium--Digital Soil Mapping of Forest Soil Properties

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Forest, Range and Wildland Soils
At the moment, soil mapping is undergoing a revolution due to technology improvement and the introduction of predictive digital soil mapping (DSM). DSM is a broad class of soil map production methods that capitalize on the availability of ancillary environmental predictive variables to generate maps of soil variables using a limited number of soil data. DSM of forest soils is limited by the inherently high variability of soil properties, the low density of available soil pit information, and the challenges in using the imagery that is available.  The symposium will be an opportunity to discuss advances, success stories, methodologies and ways to make coherent the different efforts taking place in different regions (jurisdictions) and at different scales.

Approved for 2.0 SW CEUs

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 8:00 AM-10:05 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 122 B

David Paré , Grant M. Domke and Chuck Bulmer
David Paré , Grant M. Domke and Chuck Bulmer
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
Optimising the Prediction of Soil Properties with Limited Datasets.
David Pare, Natural Resources Canada; Julien Beguin, Natural Resources Canada; Geir-Arne Fuglstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Nicolas Mansuy, Natural resources Canada
8:25 AM
Using Strategic-Level Forest Inventory and Auxiliary Variables to Estimate Soil Organic Carbon on Forest Land in the United States.
Grant M. Domke, USDA Forest Service (FS); Charles H. Perry, USDA Forest Service (FS); Lucas E. Nave, University of Michigan Biological Station; Christopher W. Swanston, USDA Forest Service; Christopher W. Woodall, USDA Forest Service; Brian F. Walters, USDA Forest Service
8:45 AM
Digital Soil Assessment: Guiding Landscape-Scale Forest Management and Restoration in Central Appalachia.
James A. Thompson, West Virginia University; Travis Nauman, US Geological Survey; Adrienne Nottingham, West Virginia University; Katey M. Yoast, West Virginia University; Stephanie Connolly, USDA Forest Service
9:05 AM
Digital Soil Mapping in a Hypermaritime Forested Watershed: British Coumbia.
Chuck Bulmer, B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range; Paul T. Sanborn, University of Northern British Columbia; Ian Giesbrecht, Hakai Institute
9:25 AM
Predicting Forest Soil Hydraulic Properties for Hydrological Modeling Using Digital Soil Mapping and Existing Soil Data.
Zamir Libohova, USDA-NRCS; Phillip R. Owens, Purdue University; Philip J. Schoeneberger, USDA-NRCS; Douglas A. Wysocki, USDA-NRCS; Cathy A. Seybold, USDA-NRCS
9:45 AM
10:05 AM