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.
You can access and play with the graphs:
- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Educational opportunities in the application of Geographic Information Systems in urban and community forestry
As we continue to move forward into this millennium, humanity is becoming more vigilant in improving the appearance of its urban cities and communities. The primary focus of these initiatives is the establishment and/or improvement of forests in urban cities and communities. On the surface, this may appear to be a simple task; however, the establishment and maintenance of trees in urban areas are met with several infrastructural and environmental pollution problems that encompass all parts of the forest environment, namely the soil, water, and air of our urban area. Trees are constantly bombarded with toxic air created by the release of oxides of sulfur, nitrogen, and carbon from our factories and automobiles. These sources also release small minute particulate matter into the atmosphere known as PM10 and PM2.5 that affect the respiratory process of plants. Also, trees are affected by water pollution that occurs as atmospheric oxides of nitrogen and sulfur are absorbed by rain droplets and by runoff water from city streets and exposed areas of bare soil. The infusion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology into educational programs involving urban and community forestry is one means of examining the effects of pollutants on urban and community forest species. It is essential that city planners and clecisionmakers have access to the most modern technology possible as they expand and redesign our urban areas. Improvements in GIS technology have made it possible for planners to have access to comprehensive systems comprised of digital data layers of their city's land area, transportation network, surface hydrology, utilities, recreational, housing, and industrial areas on a desktop computer. A working knowledge of GIS tools will afford planners an opportunity to assess the impact of their plans on communities and urban areas before actual implementation of the plans. This paper addresses the GIS education program at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) and its application in training students in several degree programs.
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