What is Land-Potential Knowledge System?

LandPKS aims to serve as the primary access and development point for free, simple to use, and locally appropriate technologies and knowledge needed for making sustainable land management decisions.

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What is Land-Potential?

Land-potential is defined as the inherent potential of the land to sustainably generate ecosystem services.

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Application suite LandPKS

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Team Members

Jeff Herrick

Jeff is the global lead. He is a soil scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Las Cruces, New Mexico and holds adjunct faculty appointments at New Mexico State and Duke University.

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Amy Quandt

Amy is the Global Coordinator for LandPKS. She is also a College Assistant Professor at the Jornada Experimental Range at New Mexico State University. Amy is an environmental social scientist by training.

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Caitlin Holmes

Caitlin is the local program coordinator for LandPKS based in Las Cruces, NM. Caitlin's primary roles with the project include improving data visualization of the application outputs, and creating the LandPKS education program.

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Jason Neff

Jason is the modeling lead for LandPKS. He is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies program at CU Boulder where he also directs the undergraduate program in Environmental Studies.

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Pilot Countries

LandPKS is a USAID-funded project that is implemented by the USDA-ARS. Pilot sites include Kenya, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Nepal. Click on the country maps below to learn more examples of how LandPKS is being used in each.