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Invertebrates make up 97-99% of biodiversity on Earth and contribute to multiple ecosystem services (ES) in both natural and human-dominated systems. One such service, biological control (BC) of herbivorous pests, is a core component of sustainable intensification...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27238v1
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The volume and coverage of spatial data has increased dramatically in recent years, with Earth observation programmes producing dozens of GB of data on a daily basis. The term Big Spatial Data is now applied to data sets that impose real challenges to researchers...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27215v1
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This paper summarizes the current state-of-the-art in geomorphometry and describes the innovations that are close at hand and will be required to push digital terrain modeling forward in the future. These innovations will draw on concepts and methods from computer...

["Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27197v1
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Remote sensing data provides unique information about the Earth’s surface that can be used to address ecological questions. Linking high-resolution remote sensing data to field-based ecological data requires methods to identify objects of interest directly on georeferenced...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27182v1
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The note deals with the problem of measurement and variability, along the fluvial reaches of a hydrographic network, of the stream power, according to the original definition provided by Bagnold (1966) “The available power supply, or time rate of energy supply,...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27181v1
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Tropical landscapes are changing rapidly due to changes in land use and land management. Being able to predict and monitor land use change impacts on species for conservation or food security concerns requires the use of habitat quality metrics, that are consistent,...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27168v1
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Soil pH is the main factor affecting soil nutrient availability and chemical substances in soil. It is of great significance to study the spatial variability of soil pH for soil nutrient management and soil pollution prediction. In order to explore the causes of...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27156v1
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In 2008 the Geomorphometry book was published after several years of work on it. 10 years have passed since the book has been published, many more years since the early work of the grandfathers of this domain. One of the key definition in the book was the following:...

["Computational Science","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27157v1
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Physically-based distributed hydrological models have always played an important role in watershed hydrology. Existing hydrological modeling applications focused more on the estimation of water balance and less on the simulation of water transportation in a catchment....

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27155v1
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The interaction of various erosivities is the main factor that causes significant spatial differences in the gully development of the Loess Plateau. In some areas of the western Loess Plateau, the accumulation process is greater than erosion process, most of the...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27139v1
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Using the term "Open data" has become a bit of a fashion, but using it without clear specifications is misleading i.e. it can be considered just an empty phrase. Probably even worse is the term "Open Science" — can science be NOT open at all? Are we reinventing...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27127v1
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The article concerns the thermal state of permafrost active layer in unglaciated areas of high latitudes (Brattegg valley, SW Spitsbergen). The basic material are data from a network of thermistors located in adrainage basin, including its highest elevations. Measured...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27119v2
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This study was based on the daily sea ice concentration data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, USA) from 1998 to 2017. The Antarctic sea ice was analysed from the total sea ice...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27121v1
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This paper investigates the use of random forests and spatial random forests (RFsp) for the classification of coastal dune areas along 41km of Lake Michigan’s shoreline using a lidar- derived DEM. Terrain variables across a range of spatial neighborhood scales...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27112v1
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Surface roughness is frequently measured using DEMs to characterize the ruggedness and topographic complexity of landscapes. Roughness maps have been applied in geological mapping, ecological modeling, and other environmental applications. These maps are typically...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27110v1
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