Complex spatial variation of environmental variables: sampling, prediction and interpretation

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number4943
S4943
DepartmentBiomathematics and Bioinformatics (BAB)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004943
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004943

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A tutorial guide to geostatistics: computing and modelling variograms and kriging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oliver, M. A. and Webster, R. 2014. A tutorial guide to geostatistics: computing and modelling variograms and kriging. Catena. 113, pp. 56-69.

Air temperature, relative humidity, climate regionalization and thermal comfort of Nigeria

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eludoyin, O. M., Adelekan, I. O., Webster, R. and Eludoyin, A. O. 2014. Air temperature, relative humidity, climate regionalization and thermal comfort of Nigeria. International Journal of Climatology. 34 (6), pp. 2000-2018.

Analyzing the spatial distribution of PCB concentrations in soils using below-quantification limit data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Orton, T. G., Saby, N. P. A., Arrouays, D., Jolivet, C. C., Villanneau, E. J., Paroissien, J-B., Marchant, B. P., Caria, G., Barriuso, E., Bispo, A. and Briand, O. 2012. Analyzing the spatial distribution of PCB concentrations in soils using below-quantification limit data. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41, pp. 1893-1905.

Changes in soil pH across England and Wales in response to decreased acid deposition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kirk, G. J. D., Bellamy, P. H. and Lark, R. M. 2010. Changes in soil pH across England and Wales in response to decreased acid deposition. Global Change Biology. 16 (11), pp. 3111-3119.

Disaggregation of legacy soil data using area to point kriging for mapping soil organic carbon at the regional scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kerry, R., Goovaerts, P., Rawlins, B. G. and Marchant, B. P. 2012. Disaggregation of legacy soil data using area to point kriging for mapping soil organic carbon at the regional scale. Geoderma. 170, pp. 347-358.

Discrimination of Australian soil horizons and classes from their visible-near infrared spectra

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Viscarra Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2011. Discrimination of Australian soil horizons and classes from their visible-near infrared spectra. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (4), pp. 637-647.

Estimating the regional mean status and change of soil properties: two distinct objectives for soil survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lark, R. M. 2009. Estimating the regional mean status and change of soil properties: two distinct objectives for soil survey. European Journal of Soil Science. 60 (5), pp. 748-756.

Exploring the variation in soil saturated hydraulic conductivity under a tropical rainforest using the wavelet transform

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassler, S. K., Lark, R. M., Milne, A. E. and Elsenbeer, H. 2011. Exploring the variation in soil saturated hydraulic conductivity under a tropical rainforest using the wavelet transform. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (6), pp. 891-901.

Fluctuations in method-of-moments variograms caused by clustered sampling and their elimination by declustering and residual maximum likelihood estimation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marchant, B. P., Viscarra Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2013. Fluctuations in method-of-moments variograms caused by clustered sampling and their elimination by declustering and residual maximum likelihood estimation. European Journal of Soil Science. 64 (4), pp. 401-409.

Future prospects

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Oliver, M. A., Marchant, B. P. and Bishop, T. F. A. 2013. Future prospects. in: Oliver, M. A., Marchant, B. P. and Bishop, T. F. A. (ed.) Precision agriculture for sustainability and environmental protection Routledge. pp. 265-268

Generic issues on broad-scale soil monitoring schemes: a review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Arrouays, D., Marchant, B. P., Saby, N. P. A., Meersmans, J., Orton, T. G., Martin, M. P., Bellamy, P. H., Lark, R. M. and Kibblewhite, M. 2012. Generic issues on broad-scale soil monitoring schemes: a review. Pedosphere. 22 (4), pp. 456-469.

Geostatistical prediction of nitrous oxide emissions from soil using data, process models and expert opinion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Orton, T. G., Goulding, K. W. T. and Lark, R. M. 2011. Geostatistical prediction of nitrous oxide emissions from soil using data, process models and expert opinion. European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (3), pp. 359-370.

Investigating the effect of previous treatments on wheat biomass over multiple spatial frequencies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Castellanos, M. T., Cartagena, M. C., Tarquis, A. M. and Lark, R. M. 2010. Investigating the effect of previous treatments on wheat biomass over multiple spatial frequencies. Biogeosciences. 7, pp. 2739-2747.

Mapping aerial metal deposition in metropolitan areas from tree bark: a case study in Sheffield, England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Schelle, E., Rawlins, B. G., Lark, R. M., Webster, R., Staton, I. and Mcleod, C. W. 2008. Mapping aerial metal deposition in metropolitan areas from tree bark: a case study in Sheffield, England. Environmental Pollution. 155, pp. 164-173.

Mapping gamma radiation and its uncertainty from weathering products in a Tasmanian landscape with a proximal sensor and random forest kriging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Viscarra Rossel, R. A., Webster, R. and Kidd, D. 2014. Mapping gamma radiation and its uncertainty from weathering products in a Tasmanian landscape with a proximal sensor and random forest kriging. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms. 39 (6), pp. 735-748.

Mapping soil Pb stocks and availability in mainland France combining regression trees with robust geostatistics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lacarce, E., Saby, N. P. A., Martin, M. P., Marchant, B. P., Boulonne, L., Meersmans, J., Jolivet, C., Bispo, A. and Arrouays, D. 2012. Mapping soil Pb stocks and availability in mainland France combining regression trees with robust geostatistics. Geoderma. 170, pp. 359-368.

Mapping the three-dimensional variation of electrical conductivity in a paddy rice soil

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Li, H. Y., Shi, Z., Webster, R. and Guo, Y. 2010. Mapping the three-dimensional variation of electrical conductivity in a paddy rice soil. Abstracts 19th World Congress of Soil Science: Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, 1-6 August 2010 . pp. 95-98

Predicting soil properties from the Australian soil visible-near infrared spectroscopic database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Viscara Rossel, R. A. and Webster, R. 2012. Predicting soil properties from the Australian soil visible-near infrared spectroscopic database. European Journal of Soil Science. 63 (6), pp. 848-860.

Quantifying terrestrial carbon stocks: examining the spatial variation in two upland areas in the UK and a comparison to mapped estimates of soil carbon

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Frogbrook, Z. L., Bell, J., Bradley, R. I., Evans, C., Lark, R. M., Reynolds, B., Smith, P. and Towers, W. 2009. Quantifying terrestrial carbon stocks: examining the spatial variation in two upland areas in the UK and a comparison to mapped estimates of soil carbon. Soil Use and Management. 25 (3), pp. 320-332.

Rational management decisions from uncertain spatial data

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Dailey, A. G. and Webster, R. 2013. Rational management decisions from uncertain spatial data. in: Oliver, M. A., Marchant, B. P. and Bishop, T. F. A. (ed.) Precision agriculture for sustainability and environmental protection George Routledge & Sons London. pp. 61-81

Resolving the spatial variability of soil N using fractions of soil organic matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cordova, C., Sohi, S. P., Lark, R. M., Goulding, K. W. T. and Robinson, J. S. 2012. Resolving the spatial variability of soil N using fractions of soil organic matter. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 147, pp. 66-72.

Robust analysis of soil properties at the national scale: cadmium content of French soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marchant, B. P., Saby, N. P. A., Lark, R. M., Bellamy, P. H., Jolivet, C. C. and Arrouays, D. 2010. Robust analysis of soil properties at the national scale: cadmium content of French soils. European Journal of Soil Science. 61 (1), pp. 144-152.

Robust geostatistical prediction of trace elements across France

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Saby, N. P. A., Marchant, B. P., Lark, R. M., Jolivet, C. C. and Arrouays, D. 2011. Robust geostatistical prediction of trace elements across France. Geoderma. 162 (3-4), pp. 303-311.

Sampling and analytical plus subsampling variance components for five soil indicators observed at regional scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rawlins, B. G., Scheib, A. J., Lark, R. M. and Lister, T. R. 2009. Sampling and analytical plus subsampling variance components for five soil indicators observed at regional scale. European Journal of Soil Science. 60 (5), pp. 740-747.

Sampling procedures for throughfall monitoring: a simulation study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zimmermann, B., Zimmermann, A., Lark, R. M. and Elsenbeer, H. 2010. Sampling procedures for throughfall monitoring: a simulation study. Water Resources Research. 46, p. W01503.

Soil carbon stock in the tropical rangelands of Australia: effects of soil type and grazing pressure, and determination of sampling requirement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pringle, M. J., Allen, D. E., Dalal, R. C., Payne, J. E., Mayer, D. G., O'reagain, P. and Marchant, B. P. 2011. Soil carbon stock in the tropical rangelands of Australia: effects of soil type and grazing pressure, and determination of sampling requirement. Geoderma. 167-168, pp. 261-273.

Spatial analysis of gilgai patterns

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Webster, R., Milne, A. E. and Lark, R. M. 2013. Spatial analysis of gilgai patterns. Pedometron. 33, pp. 4-9.

Spatial and temporal prediction of soil properties from legacy data

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Marchant, B. P., Crawford, D. M. and Robinson, N. J. 2012. Spatial and temporal prediction of soil properties from legacy data. McBratney, A. B. (ed.) Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond: Proceedings 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, Sydney, 2012 . CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 239-244 doi:10.1201/b12728-48

Spatial distribution of Lindane concentration in topsoil across France

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Orton, T. G., Saby, N. P. A., Arrouays, D., Jolivet, C. C., Villanneau, E. J., Marchant, B. P., Caria, G., Barriuso, E., Bispo, A. and Briand, O. 2013. Spatial distribution of Lindane concentration in topsoil across France. Science of the Total Environment. 443, pp. 338-350.

Spatial monitoring of a non-stationary soil property: phosphorus in a Florida water conservation area

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marchant, B. P., Newman, S., Corstanje, R., Reddy, K. R., Osborne, T. Z. and Lark, R. M. 2009. Spatial monitoring of a non-stationary soil property: phosphorus in a Florida water conservation area. European Journal of Soil Science. 60 (5), pp. 757-769.

Spatial prediction of soil organic carbon from data in large and variable spatial supports. I. Inventory and mapping

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Orton, T. G., Saby, N. P. A., Arrouays, D., Walter, C., Lemercier, B., Schvartz, C. and Lark, R. M. 2012. Spatial prediction of soil organic carbon from data in large and variable spatial supports. I. Inventory and mapping. Environmetrics. 23 (2), pp. 129-147.

Spatial prediction of soil organic carbon from data in large and variable spatial supports. II. Mapping temporal change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Orton, T. G., Saby, N. P. A., Arrouays, D., Walter, C., Lemercier, B., Schvartz, C. and Lark, R. M. 2012. Spatial prediction of soil organic carbon from data in large and variable spatial supports. II. Mapping temporal change. Environmetrics. 23 (2), pp. 148-161.

Spatial prediction of soil properties with copulas

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marchant, B. P., Saby, N. P. A., Jolivet, C. C., Arrouays, D. and Lark, R. M. 2011. Spatial prediction of soil properties with copulas. Geoderma. 162, pp. 327-334.

Spatially nested sampling schemes for spatial variance components: scope for their optimization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lark, R. M. 2011. Spatially nested sampling schemes for spatial variance components: scope for their optimization. Computers and Geosciences. 37, pp. 1633-1641.

Spectral and wavelet analysis of gilgai patterns from air photography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Webster, R. and Lark, R. M. 2010. Spectral and wavelet analysis of gilgai patterns from air photography. Australian journal of soil research. 48, pp. 309-325.

Technological developments for spatial prediction of soil properties, and Daniel Krige's influence on it

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Webster, R. 2015. Technological developments for spatial prediction of soil properties, and Daniel Krige's influence on it. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 115 (1), pp. 165-172.

The assessment of point-source and diffuse soil metal pollution using robust geostatistical methods: a case study in Swansea (Wales, UK)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Marchant, B. P., Tye, A. M. and Rawlins, B. G. 2011. The assessment of point-source and diffuse soil metal pollution using robust geostatistical methods: a case study in Swansea (Wales, UK). European Journal of Soil Science. 62 (3), pp. 346-358.

The economics of precision agriculture

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Whelan, B. M. 2013. The economics of precision agriculture. in: Oliver, M. A., Marchant, B. P. and Bishop, T. F. A. (ed.) Precision agriculture for sustainability and environmental protection George Routledge & Sons London. pp. 191-204

The relationship between diffuse spectral reflectance of the soil and its cation exchange capacity is scale-dependent

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Savvides, A., Corstanje, R., Baxter, S. J., Rawlins, B. G. and Lark, R. M. 2010. The relationship between diffuse spectral reflectance of the soil and its cation exchange capacity is scale-dependent. Geoderma. 154, pp. 353-358.

The wavelet packet transform: a technique for investigating temporal variation of river water solutes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Macleod, C. J. A., Haygarth, P. M., Hawkins, J. M. B. and Lark, R. M. 2009. The wavelet packet transform: a technique for investigating temporal variation of river water solutes. Journal of Hydrology. 379 (1-2), pp. 1-19.