Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Reviews and syntheses
28 Jul 2022
Reviews and syntheses |  | 28 Jul 2022

Reviews and syntheses: The promise of big diverse soil data, moving current practices towards future potential

Katherine E. O. Todd-Brown, Rose Z. Abramoff, Jeffrey Beem-Miller, Hava K. Blair, Stevan Earl, Kristen J. Frederick, Daniel R. Fuka, Mario Guevara Santamaria, Jennifer W. Harden, Katherine Heckman, Lillian J. Heran, James R. Holmquist, Alison M. Hoyt, David H. Klinges, David S. LeBauer, Avni Malhotra, Shelby C. McClelland, Lucas E. Nave, Katherine S. Rocci, Sean M. Schaeffer, Shane Stoner, Natasja van Gestel, Sophie F. von Fromm, and Marisa L. Younger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-323', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Katherine Todd-Brown, 20 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-323', William Wieder, 27 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Katherine Todd-Brown, 21 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Mar 2022) by Serita Frey
AR by Katherine Todd-Brown on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (31 May 2022) by Serita Frey
AR by Katherine Todd-Brown on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2022)
Short summary
Research data are becoming increasingly available online with tantalizing possibilities for reanalysis. However harmonizing data from different sources remains challenging. Using the soils community as an example, we walked through the various strategies that researchers currently use to integrate datasets for reanalysis. We find that manual data transcription is still extremely common and that there is a critical need for community-supported informatics tools like vocabularies and ontologies.
Final-revised paper