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Title: Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network Regions, 2018 version

Author
item Coffin, Alisa
item SCLATER, VIVIENNE - Archbold Biological Station
item HOLIFIELD COLLINS, CHANDRA - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item ARCHER, DAVID - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item ARMENDARIZ, GERARDO - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Arthur, Dan
item AUGUSTINE, DAVID - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Baffaut, Claire
item Bean, Alycia - Aly
item BESTELMEYER, BRANDON - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Browning, Dawn
item Carlson, Bryan
item Clark, Pat
item Derner, Justin
item Goslee, Sarah
item Huggins, David
item James, David
item Kaplan, Nicole
item King, Kevin
item Kleinman, Peter
item Ponce Campos, Guillermo
item Porensky, Lauren
item ROBERTSON, PHIL - Charles E Kellogg National Soil Survey Laboratory & Research
item SADLER, JOHN - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item SMITH, DOUG - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Spiegal, Sheri
item Steiner, Jean
item Strickland, Timothy - Tim
item Vandenberg, Bruce
item Van Vactor, Steve
item Wienhold, Brian
item Yasarer, Lindsey

Submitted to: Ag Data Commons
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/31/2020
Publication Date: 12/31/2021
Citation: Coffin, A.W., Sclater, V., Holifield Collins, C., Archer, D., Armendariz, G., Arthur, D.K., Augustine, D., Baffaut, C., Bean, A.R., Bestelmeyer, B., Browning, D.M., Carlson, B.R., Clark, P., Derner, J.D., Goslee, S.C., Huggins, D.R., James, D.E., Kaplan, N.E., King, K.W., Kleinman, P.J., Ponce Campos, G.E., Porensky, L.M., Robertson, P., Sadler, J., Smith, D., Spiegal, S.A., Steiner, J.L., Strickland, T.C., Vandenberg, B.C., Van Vactor, S.S., Wienhold, B.J., Yasarer, L.M. 2021. Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network Regions, 2018 version. Biogeochemistry. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1520632.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1520632

Interpretive Summary: The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network, consisting of 18+ research locations, is conducting research on the sustainable intensification of agroecosystems. To enable coordinated network level research, a spatial framework is required to facilitate analysis. However, no suitable spatial framework currently exists to meet the needs for the LTAR Network. To develop a framework for analysis the LTAR Network initiated the Regionalization Project. Goals also included providing a standardized spatial footprint for LTAR cross-site investigations, estimating the confidence with which results from research plots and fields could reasonably be extrapolated to "represented regions", informing decisions about where additional research sites should be prioritized and facilitating public outreach of the LTAR Network. To address these goals a workshop was held in 2018 resulting in the production of three sets of regional boundaries in a geographic information system (GIS). These GIS datasets are intended to be used for mapping the network and for summarizing spatial data relevant to domains of sustainable intensification corresponding with agricultural production, environmental impact, and rural prosperity. This resulted in geodatabase of three new maps describing regional boundaries for the LTAR Network titled "Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network regions, 2018 version", archived in the USDA National Agricultural Library's Ag Data Commons repository.

Technical Abstract: The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network, consisting of 18+ research locations, is conducting research on the sustainable intensification of agroecosystems. To enable coordinated network level research, a spatial framework is required to facilitate analysis. However, no suitable spatial framework currently exists to meet the needs for the LTAR Network. To develop a framework for analysis the LTAR Network initiated the Regionalization Project. Goals also included providing a standardized spatial footprint for LTAR cross-site investigations, estimating the confidence with which results from research plots and fields could reasonably be extrapolated to "represented regions", informing decisions about where additional research sites should be prioritized and facilitating public outreach of the LTAR Network. To address these goals a workshop was held in 2018 resulting in the production of three sets of regional boundaries in a geographic information system (GIS). These GIS datasets are intended to be used for mapping the network and for summarizing spatial data relevant to domains of sustainable intensification corresponding with agricultural production, environmental impact, and rural prosperity. This resulted in geodatabase of three new maps describing regional boundaries for the LTAR Network titled "Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network regions, 2018 version", archived in the USDA National Agricultural Library's Ag Data Commons repository.