Land Productivity and Land Availability for Growing Bioenergy Crops in the Contiguous U.S.
CABBI Themes: Sustainability
Keywords: Geospatial, Modeling
Yang, P., Cai, X., Khanna, M. Dec. 2, 2020. “Farmers’ Perceptions of Marginal Land for Biofuel Crops.” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. https://doi.org/10.13012/B2IDB-3074705_V1
The dataset includes the survey results about farmers’ perceptions of marginal land availability and the likelihood of a land pixel being marginal based on a machine learning model trained from the survey.
Two spreadsheet files are the farmer and farm characteristics (marginal_land_survey_data_shared.xlsx), and the existing land use of marginal lands (land_use_info_sharing.xlsx).
Note: the blank cells in these two spreadsheets mean missing values in the survey response.
The GeoTiff file includes two bands, one the marginal land likelihood in the Midwestern states (0-1), the other the dominant reason of land marginality (0-5; 0 for farm size, 1 for growing season precipitation, 2 for root zone soil water capacity, 3 for average slope, 4 for growing season mean temperature, and 5 for growing season diurnal range of temperature). To read the data, please use a GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
Farmer Perception and Land Likelihood Data (~1.1 GB)
Yang, P., Cai, X., Khanna, M. March 6, 2021. “Farmers’ Heterogenous Perceptions of Marginal Land for Biofuel Crops in U.S. Midwestern States Considering Biophysical and Socio-Economic Factors.” GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12821.