• Multi-scale Parameter Selection for Predicting Soil Organic Carbon (2014 Digital Soil Mapping Workshop)

    This poster presents work analyzing the impact on model performance from utilizing a wide range of DTA analysis scales together with RS data, some of which have a resolution that could be considered too coarse for fine resolution DSM. Data mining techniques were used to select parameters from large pools of base maps for modelling the variables needed to estimate soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks. The best performing models were then used to produce maps of the SOC stock and estimated prediction error.

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  • The Scientific Method: Does Anybody Really Use It?

    It can be hard to match what we learned about the scientific method in school with the scientific literature being published. Because the classic description of the scientific method is a bit idealized, I’ll attempt to summarize the process in a way closer to reality.

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  • What is Science?

    Science allows us to see the world in a whole new way.

    For my first blog post, it makes sense to start with the basics. And one of the most fundamental concepts for a researcher to establish is the definition of science. As a starting point, let’s begin with the definition from the Oxford dictionary (which is very similar to definitions found elsewhere): Science – “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” I think the key phrase in this definition is that science is a “systematic study,” …

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