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Using LandPKS for Rangeland and Species Monitoring: Changing Ecosystems

A high school-level lesson plan that explores the following questions: How do ecosystems change over time? What effect do humans have on the environment? What makes a species threatened or endangered? How might a species adapt to a changing environment?

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Using LandPKS for Rangeland Monitoring: Soil, Grazing, and Rangeland Management

A high school-level lesson plan that explores the following questions: What is rangeland? Why should we monitor rangeland? What is the difference between quantitative and qualitative data? What does ground cover tell us about our soil health? How does grazing affect ground cover? What is erosion and how does it happen? How does our soil connect to climate?

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A Comparison of Soil Texture‐by‐Feel Estimates: Implications for the Citizen Soil Scientist

Estimating soil texture is a fundamental practice universally applied by soil scientists to classify and understand the behavior, health, and management of soil systems.

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Webinar: Learning about your Land and its Potential with LandPKS

This webinar series targets rangeland managers and others who are interested in learning how to use LandPKS, and in exploring the app’s new Habitat and Soil Health modules in a rangeland management context.

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Webinar: Monitoring Vegetation and Understanding Habitat with LandPKS

This webinar series targets rangeland managers and others who are interested in learning how to use LandPKS, and in exploring the app’s new Habitat and Soil Health modules in a rangeland management context.

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Webinar: Monitoring Soil Health with LandPKS

This webinar series targets rangeland managers and others who are interested in learning how to use LandPKS, and in exploring the app’s new Habitat and Soil Health modules in a rangeland management context.

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A standardized land capability classification system for land evaluation using mobile phone technology

One of the major causes of poverty globally is land degradation and poor natural resource conservation, leading to reduced agricultural productivity.

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Mobile phone use is associated with higher smallholder agricultural productivity in Tanzania, East Africa

Mobile phone use is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, spurring a growing focus on mobile phones as tools to increase agricultural yields and incomes on smallholder farms.

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Monitoring Rangeland Health

A Guide for Pastoralist Communities and Other Land Managers in Eastern Africa (Version II)

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