Project

A web-based application to predict hydrophysical properties of soils in Lower Congo for sustainable land management

Duration
01 October 2008 → 31 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
pedotransfer functions web-based application Congo hydrophysical soil properties tropical soils soil hydraulic properties
 
Project description

The existing soil database of Lower Congo will be digitised and transformed to a webbased application. The database will be extended with data on hydrophysical soil properties. The database is then used to develop pedotransfer functions (PTFs) to predict hydrophysical properties of Lower Congo soils. Scenario studies demonstrate how PTFs can improve land management planning.