A computational framework for mitigating land degradation: A synergy of knowledge from physical geography and geoinformatics

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Abstract

The impairment caused by land degradation processes to agricultural fields requires a solution in the magnitude provided by state-of-the-art technology to guide decision makers, practitioners and farmers on how to, where and when to tackle the possible threat of soil movement by water. Identification of areas prone to gullying can help in prioritizing soil conservation practices that can be

extremely expensive when management of an entire catchment is the problem at hand. The main problem is that in relation to the wide areas of agricultural fields, areas prone to gully initiation are very small, and their detection can be like searching for a needle in a haystack or in other words, they are what is known in information systems engineering as the ‘rare cases problem’ (Svoray et al., 2012).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Spatial Modelling and Planning
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages344-356
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317406730
ISBN (Print)9781138925700
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting

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