Presentations & Literature


Soil Color Module

Resources for Teachers:

Education Manual

LandPKS Publications: 

Salley, S.W., Herrick, J.E., Holmes, C.V., Karl, J.W., Levi, M.R., McCord, S.E., van der Waal, C., and J.W. Van Zee. 2018. A comparison of soil texture-by-feel estimates: Implications for the Citizen Soil Scientist. Soil Science Society of America Journal 82(6): 1526 – 1537. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2018.04.0137. Available here

Herrick, Jeffrey E., et al. “Global citizen science for people.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment16.9 (2018): 491-491. Available here

Fan, Z., S.A. Wills, J.E. Herrick, T.W. Nauman, C.W. Brungard, D.E. Beaudette, M.R. Levi, and A.T. O’Geen. 2018. Approaches for Improving Field Soil Identification. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2017.09.0337. Available here

Quandt, A. J.E. Herrick, I. Bouvier. LandPKS: a new tool for sustainable land-use planning and management. 2018. 2018 World Bank Conference on land Poverty. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.  Available here

Fan, Z., J.E. Herrick, R. Saltzman, C. Matties, A. Yudina, N. Nocella, E. Crawford, R. Parker, J. Van Zee. 2017. Measurement of Soil Color: a comparison between smartphone camera and Munsell color book. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 81: 1139-1146.  Available here

Herrick, J.E., J.W. Karl, S.E. McCord, M. Buenemann, C. Riginos, A. Ganguli, J. Angerer, J. Brown, D. Kimiti, R. Saltzman, A. Beh and B. Bestelmeyer. Two New Mobile Apps for Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring by Landowners and Land Managers Rangelands. Rangelands 39(2): 46-55.  Available here

Herrick, J.E., A. Beh, E. Barrios, I. Bouvier, M. Coetzee, D. Dent, E. Elias, T. Hengl, J.W. Karl, H. Liniger, J. Matuszak, J.C. Neff, L. Wangui Ndungu,  M. Obersteiner, K.D. Shepherd, K.C. Urama, R. van den Bosch and N.P. Webb. 2016. The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 2(3):e01209. doi: 10.1002/ehs2.1209.  Available here

Herrick, Jeffrey E., and Adam Beh. “Chapter 22 A Risk-Based Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation in Dryland Systems Based on an Understanding of Potential Production, Soil Resistance and Resilience, and Social Stability.” (2015): 407-24.  Available here

Herrick, Jeffrey E. “The Global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): Supporting Evidence-based, Site-specific Land Use and Management through Cloud Computing, Mobile Applications, and Crowdsourcing.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (2013): 5A-12A.  Available here

International Resource Panel Report:

Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tool

Available here