This book contains papers presented at the International Workshop on Tropical Wetlands, held in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. This workshop discussed wetland mapping and characterization as well as wetland management for sustainable agriculture. This volume contains selected papers on tropical wetlands, more specifically, peatland, tidal land, and acid sulphate soils.
This book presents an international overview of wetland and peatland mapping experiences from Indonesia, Congo, Brazil, Australia, and Scotland. Several innovative techniques are discussed, including integrated digital soil mapping and remote sensing techniques, as well as geodatabase processing and field surveying. This book further discussed tropical wetland management for agriculture as practiced in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The contents of this book are suitable and should be a good reference for those who are involved in research, development, and management of tropical wetland, including academics, soil scientists, environmentalists, researchers, agriculturists, students, agri-businessmen, policy makers, land managers and farmers.
Yiyi Sulaeman is a Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development (ICALRD) in Indonesia. He is also Deputy Director of ICALRD. His research interests include digital soil mapping, land mapping and characterization.
Laura Poggio is a spatial modeller of ISRIC, The Netherland since 2018, after The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK since 2008. Her main research focus is Integration of information on soil-climate interactions with land use and ecosystem processes in a spatial context. In particular she is interested in mapping spatio-temporal relationships between ground data and remote sensing-derived information for digital soil mapping with quantification and propagation of uncertainty. The background is in forestry and environmental sciences from University of Turin (I) with a PhD focussing on the development of a simplified land-use modelling method for the assessment of the risk of heavy metal polluted soil towards human health.
Budiman Minasny is a Professor in Soil-Landscape Modelling at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, the University of Sydney in Australia. He is passionate about the role of soil in managing climate change, food, water, energy security and maintaining biodiversity. He has more than 150 international journal publications, won numerous awards, and is recognised as the leader in digital soil mapping and modelling.
Dedi Nursyamsi is a Professor of Research at the Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. He is also Assistant Minister of Agriculture for Infrastructure affairs. His research interest is to land management and soil nutrient management as well as soil fertilization.
Mapping and Characterization of Wetlands. Wetlands Use and management: Global Perspectives. Water management. Peatland Management. Tidal land Management.