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.
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.