e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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The Characteristics of Riparian Buffer Studies


Riparian buffers are vegetated areas along water bodies that serve an array of functions, ranging from water quality protection, soil erosion control, to species preservation. The establishment and maintenance of riparian buffers have been an important environmental management practice in the United States since the 1970's. Emerging along with this practice is a body of knowledge about riparian butlers. In this article, over 500 articles published in the past three decades are reviewed, substantiating this still evolving field of inquiry, which we shall designate as riparian buffer studies. Among the major findings of the literature review are (1) the literature starts to emerge with greater frequency in the 1980's, grows in depth and scope throughout the 1990's, and continues to the present date; (2) publications surveyed fall into three broad thematic categories that relate to the functions, performance, and policies of riparian buffers, respectively; (3) a large percentage of the publications (over 80%) address issues across thematic categories; (4) this convergence of thematic categories may suggest not only the interwoven nature of the various aspects of riparian buffers, but also the need for a holistic approach to riparian buffer studies; (5) geospatial information technology plays an integral role in the evolution of riparian buffer studies; (6) emerging themes for riparian buffer studies include optimization of benefits, wildlife research, ecosystem restoration, headwater stream functions, economics, restoration, performance, policy, active management, and disturbance ecology, just to name a few.

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  • Univ_N_Carolina_Charlotte (US)
Data keywords
  • information technology
  • knowledge
Agriculture keywords
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • modeling
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      e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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