Résumé of prof.dr. A.D. (Andy) Nelson

I am a Geographer specialising in the management, development and leadership of spatial research on agricultural systems, food security and their relation to natural resource management. 

My research has focused on how spatial information can be combined with other sources of information to provide better, faster and more detailed data on the "where", "when", "how" and "how much" of agricultural production. I use remote sensing data and GIS models to characterise and monitor crop production situations to estimate crop area, seasonality, production and losses.  Food security is not just about production. I work on accessibility models to determine the cost or travel time between producers, markets and consumers, since physical access is core component of food security assessments. I also work on environmental assessment tools.


My research started in Latin America but I have worked extensively in Asia for the past 8 years, and continue to work in Sub Saharan Africa.  I have also contributed to global mapping projects (population, transport networks, elevation and accessibility). 

My PhD is in Geography from the University of Leeds, UK and I consider Geography to be a licence to study anything anywhere. I have spent most of my career working for international, multi-disciplinary research institutes starting as a junior research fellow in 1996 at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, then as a spatial analyst in the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank in Washington DC, then as a scientific officer in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Italy, and as head of the GIS lab at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines.  I have also held various consultancies with UNEP, FAO and the World Bank.  

I now lead the Spatial Agriculture and Food Security research theme in the Department of Natural Resources (ITC-NRS).

Activities in education

I teach in the Natural Resources Management Specialisation of the ITC Master's in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation.

Module 4 - Introduction to natural resources management
Module 5 - System analysis for natural resources management 
Module 8 - Monitoring of natural resources 
Module 11 - Research skills 
Module 12 - RS/GIS analysis methods to support food and water security studies

Activities in research

I have a broad range of research interests related to food security and spatial agriculture. These include areas for PhD research as well.

- Spatial and temporal analysis of optical and SAR imagery for crop detection and characterisation.
- Yield estimation from remote sensing and crop simulation models.
- The use of spatial and temporal data for crop health applications.
- Detection and mapping of crop management practices and mapping suitability for best management practices (technology targetting).  
- Applications of remote sensing for crop insurance.  
- Spatial accessibility models.
- Environmental monitoring with temporal remote sensing data. 

I currently co-Chair the CODATA Roads Task Group for global roads data development and I am on the Advisory Board for the FP7 ERMES project. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 

I lead a small project on field boundary detection methods within the Geospatial and Farming Systems Research Consortium (GFC) coordinated by Dr Robert Hijmans at UC Davis California.  

I work with colleagues at INRA, Penn State, Cornell University and UC Davis on a global crop health survey to assess the crop losses due to pests and diseases in five major staple crops; wheat, maize, rice, soybean and potato. 

I work with colleagues in Oxford University, Google and the European Commission on accessiblity mapping.  The Global Map of Accessibility characterises the connectedness of the human landscape by illustrating the amount of time it takes to access the nearest densely populated area.

Activities in capacity development

EENSAT project


ISI Journal Articles

Weiss, D.J., Nelson, A.D., Gibson, H.S., Temperley, W., Peedell, S., Lieber, A., Hancher, M., Poyart, E., Belchior, S., Fullman, N., Mappin, B., Dalrymple, U., Rozier, J., Lucas, T.C.D., Howes, R.E., Tusting, L.S., Kang, S.Y., Cameron, E., Bisanzio, D., Battle, K.E., Bhatt, S. and Gething, P.W. (2018) A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015. In: Nature : international weekly journal of science,  (2018)IN PRESS14 p. Full text

Sander, B.O., Wassmann, R., Palao, L.K. and Nelson, A.D. (2017) Climate-based suitability assessment for alternate wetting and drying water management in the Philippines : a novel approach for mapping methane mitigation potential in rice production : open access. In: Carbon management, 8(2017)4, pp. 331-342. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D., Savary, S., Willocquet, L., Pethybridge, S.J., Mila, A., Esker, P. and McRoberts, N. (2017) Correspondence : Crop-health survey aims to fill data gaps. In: Nature : international weekly journal of science, 541 (2017) pp. 464. Full text | Full text

Boschetti, M., Busetto, L., Manfron, G., Laborte, A., Asilo, S., Pazhanivelan, S. and Nelson, A.D. (2017) PhenoRice : A method for automatic extraction of spatio-temporal information on rice crops using satellite data time series. In: Remote sensing of environment, 194 (2017) pp. 347-365. Full text | Full text

Laborte, A.G., Gutierrez, M.A., Balanza, J.G., Saito, K., Zwart, S.J., Boschetti, M., Murty, M.V.R., Villano, L., Aunario, J.K., Reinke, R., Koo, J., Hijmans, R.J. and Nelson, A.D. (2017) RiceAtlas, a spatial database of global rice calendars and production. In: Scientific data : data descriptor : open access, 4 (2017)article no. 170074, 10 p. Full text | Full text

Trijatmiko, K.R., Dueñas, C., Tsakirpaloglou, N., Torrizo, L., Arines, F.M., Adeva, C., Balindong, J., Oliva, N., Sapasap, M.V., Borrero, J., Rey, J., Francisco, P., Nelson, A.D., Nakanishi, H., Lombi, E., Tako, E., Glahn, R.P., Stangoulis, J., Chadha-Mohanty, P., Johnson, A.A.T., Tohme, J., Barry, G. and Slamet-Loedin, I.H. (2016) Biofortified indica rice attains iron and zinc nutrition dietary targets in the field. In: Scientific reports : open access, 6 (2016)article no. 19792, 13 p. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D., Wassmann, R., Sander, B.O. and Palao, L.K. (2015) Climate - determined suitability of the water saving technology "Alternate wetting and drying" in rice systems : a scalable methodology demonstrated for a province in the Philippines. In: PLoS ONE : open access, 10 (2015)12article no. e0145268, 19 p. Full text | Full text

Mottaleb, K.A., Mohanty, S. and Nelson, A.D. (2015) Factors influencing hybrid rice adoption : a Bangladesh case. In: Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, 59 (2015) 2, pp. 258-274. Full text | Full text

Laborte, A.G., Paguirigan, N.C., Moya, P.F., Nelson, A.D., Sparks, A.H. and Gregorio, G.B. (2015) Farmers' preference for rice traits : insights from farm surveys in central Luzon, Philippines, 1966 - 2012. In: PLoS ONE : open access, 10 (2015)8Article no. e0136562, 18 p. Full text | Full text

Boschetti, M., Nelson, A.D., Nutini, F., Manfron, G., Busetto, L., Barbieri, M., Laborte, A., Raviz, J., Holecz, F., Mabalay, M.R.O., Bacong, A.P. and Quilang, E.J.P. (2015) Rapid assessment of crop status : an application of MODIS and SAR data to rice areas in Leyte, Phillippines affected by typhoon Haiyan. In: Remote Sensing : open access, 7 (2015)6 pp. 6535-6557. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Mohanty, S., Nelson, A.D., Arnel, R., Mohammed, I.A. and Das, S.R. (2015) Remote sensing based change analysis of rice environments in Odisha, India. In: Journal of environmental management, 148 (2015) pp. 31-41. Full text | Full text

Mottaleb, K.A., Mohanty, S. and Nelson, A.D. (2015) Strengthening market linkages of farm households in developing countries. In: Applied economic perspectives and policy, 37(2015)2, pp. 226-242. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Kajisa, K., Mohammed, I.A., Whitbread, A.M., Nelson, A.D., Rala, A. and Palanisami, K. (2015) Temporal change in land use by irrigation source in Tamil Nadu and management implications. In: Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187 (2015)1article no. 4155, 17 p. Full text | Full text

Boschetti, M., Nutini, F., Manfron, G., Brivio, P.A. and Nelson, A.D. (2014) Comparative analysis of normalised difference spectral indices derived from MODIS for detecting surface water in flooded rice cropping systems. In: PLoS ONE : open access, 9 (2014)2article no. e88741, 21 p. Full text | Full text

Asilo, S., de Bie, C.A.J.M., Skidmore, A.K., Nelson, A.D., Barbieri, M. and Maunahan, A. (2014) Complementarity of two rice mapping approaches : characterizing strata mapped by hypertemporal MODIS and rice paddy identification using multitemporal SAR. In: Remote Sensing : open access, 6 (2014)12 pp. 12789-12814. Full text | Full text

Calingacion, M., Laborte, A., Nelson, A.D., Resurreccion, A. and ... [et al.] (2014) Diversity of global rice markets and the science required for consumer - targeted rice breeding. In: PLoS ONE : open access, 9 (2014)1article no. e85106, 12 p. Full text | Full text

Gray, J., Friedl, M., Frolking, S., Ramankutty, N., Nelson, A.D. and Krishna Gumma, M. (2014) Mapping Asian cropping intensity with MODIS. In: IEEE Journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, 7 (2014)8 pp. 3373-3379. Full text | Full text

Krishna Gumma, M., Thenkabail, P.S., Maunahan, A., Islam, S. and Nelson, A.D. (2014) Mapping seasonal rice cropland extent and area in the high cropping intensity environment of Bangladesh using MODIS 500 m data for the year 2010. In: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 91 (2014) pp. 98-113. Full text | Full text

Haefele, S.M., Nelson, A.D. and Hijmans, R.J. (2014) Soil quality and constraints in global rice production. In: Geoderma, 235-236 (2014) pp. 250-259. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. and ... [et al.] (2014) Towards an operational SAR - based rice monitoring system in Asia : examples from 13 demonstration sites across Asia in the RIICE Project. In: Remote Sensing : open access, 6 (2014)11 pp. 10773-10812. Full text | Full text

Htwe, N.M., Singleton, G.R. and Nelson, A.D. (2013) Can rodent outbreaks be driven by major climatic events? Evidence from cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyawady Delta, Myanmar. In: Pest management science, 69 (2013) 3, pp. 378-385. Full text | Full text

van Wart, J., van Bussel, L.G.J., Wolf, J., Licker, R., Grassini, P., Nelson, A.D., Boogaard, H., Gerber, J., Mueller, N.D., Claessens, L., van Ittersum, M.K. and Sassman, K.G. (2013) Use of agro - climatic zones to upscale simulated crop yield potential. In: Field crops research, 143 (2013), pp. 44-55. Full text | Full text

Tatem, A.J., Adamo, S., Bharti, N., Burgert, C.R., Castro, M., Dorelien, A., Fink, G., Linard, C., John, M., Montana, L., Montgomery, M.R., Nelson, A.D., Noor, A.M., Pindolia, D., Yetman, G. and Balk, D. (2012) Mapping populations at risk: improving spatial demographic data for infectious disease modeling and metric derivation. In: Population health metrics, 10(2012)1, article no. 8, 14 p. Full text | Full text

Savary, S., Nelson, A.D., Willocquet, L., Pangga, I. and Aunario, J. (2012) Modeling and mapping potential epidemics of rice diseases globally. In: Crop protection, 34(2012), pp. 6-17. Full text | Full text

Reddy, C.S., Laha, G.S., Prasad, M.S., Krishnaveni, D., Castilla, N.P., Nelson, A.D. and Savary, S. (2011) Characterizing multiple linkages between individual diseases, crop health syndromes, germplasm deployment, and rice production situations in India. In: Field crops research, 120(2011)2, pp. 241-253. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. and Chomitz, K.M. (2011) Effectiveness of strict vs. multiple use protected areas in reducing tropical forest fires : a global analysis using matching methods. In: PLoS ONE : open access, 6 (2011)8article no. e22722, 14 p. Full text | Full text

Buchanan, G.M., Lachmann, L., Tegetmeyer, C., Oppel, S., Nelson, A.D. and Flade, M. (2011) Identifying the potential wintering sites of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola using remote sensing. In: Ostrich, 82(2011)2, pp. 81-85. Full text | Full text

Savary, S., Nelson, A.D., Sparks, A.H., Willocquet, L., Duveiller, E., Mahuku, G., Forbes, G., Garrett, K.A., Hodson, D., Padgham, J., Pande, S., Sharma, M., Yuen, J. and Djurle, A. (2011) International agricultural resarch tackling the effects of global and climate changes on plant diseases in the developing worls. In: Plant disease, 95(2011)10, pp. 1204-1216. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Thenkabail, P.S., Hideto, F., Nelson, A.D., Dheeravath, V., Busia, D. and Rala, A. (2011) Mapping irrigated areas of Ghana using fusion of 30 m and 250 m resolution remote - sensing data. In: Remote Sensing : open access, 3 (2011)4 pp. 816-835. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Thenkabail, P.S. and Nelson, A.D. (2011) Mapping irrigated areas using MODIS 250 meter time - series data : a study on Krishna River Basin (India). In: Water : open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources : open access, 3 (2011)1 pp. 113-131. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Nelson, A.D., Thenkabail, P.S. and Singh, A.N. (2011) Mapping rice areas of South Asia using MODIS multitemporal data. In: Journal of applied remote sensing, 5 (2011)1article no. 053547, 26 p. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Gauchan, D., Nelson, A.D., Pandey, S. and Rala, A. (2011) Temporal changes in rice - growing area and their impact on livelihood over a decade : a case study of Nepal. In: Agriculture, ecosystems and environment, 142 (2011)3-4 pp. 382-392. Full text | Full text

Joppa, L.N., Loarie, S.R. and Nelson, A.D. (2010) Measuring population growth around tropical protected areas : current issues and solutions. In: Tropical conservation science, 3(2010)2, pp. 117-121. Full text | Full text

Casalegno, S., Amatulli, G., Camia, A., Nelson, A.D. and Pekkarinen, A. (2010) Vulnerability of Pinus cembra L. in the Alps and the Carpathian mountains under present and future climates. In: Forest ecology and management, 259 (2010)4 pp. 750-761. Full text | Full text

Buchanan, G.M., Nelson, A.D., Mayaux, P., Hartley, A. and Donald, P.F. (2009) Delivering a global, terrestrial, biodiversity observation system through remote sensing. In: Conservation biology, 23(2009)2, pp. 499-502. Full text | Full text

Carrara, P., Bordogna, G., Boschetti, M., Brivio, P.A., Nelson, A.D. and Stroppiana, D. (2008) A flexible multi‐source spatial‐data fusion system for environmental status assessment at continental scale. In: International journal of geographical information science : IJGIS, 22 (2008)7 pp. 781-799. Full text | Full text

Durieux, L., Lagabrielle, E. and Nelson, A.D. (2008) A method for monitoring building construction in urban sprawl areas using object - based analysis of Spot 5 images and existing GIS data. In: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 63 (2008)4 pp. 399-408. Full text | Full text

Reuter, H.I., Nelson, A.D. and Jarvis, A. (2007) An evaluation of void ‐ filling interpolation methods for SRTM data. In: International journal of geographical information science : IJGIS, 21 (2007)9 pp. 983-1008. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. and Chomitz, K.M. (2007) The forest - hydrology - poverty nexus in Central America : an heuristic analysis. In: Environment, development and sustainability, 9(20017)4, pp. 369-385. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D., Oberthür, T. and Cook, S. (2007) Multi ‐ scale correlations between topography and vegetation in a hillside catchment of Honduras. In: International journal of geographical information science : IJGIS, 21 (2007)2 pp. 145-174. Full text | Full text

Balk, D.L., Deichmann, U., Yetman, G., Pozzi, F., Hay, S.I. and Nelson, A.D. (2006) Determining global population distribution : methods, applications and data. In: Advances in parasitology, 62(2006), pp. 119-156. Full text

Hay, S.I., Noor, A.M., Nelson, A.D. and Tatem, A.J. (2005) The accuracy of human population maps for public health application. In: Tropical medicine & international health, 10(2005)10, pp. 1073-1086. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. (2001) Analysing data across geographic scales in Honduras : detecting levels of organisation within systems. In: Agriculture, ecosystems and environment, 85 (2001)1-3 pp. 107-131. Full text | Full text

Other Refereed Journal Articles

Sparks, A.H., Hengl, T. and Nelson, A.D. (2017) GSODR : Global Summary Daily Weather Data in R. In: The journal of open source software : open access, 2(2017)10, 2 p. Full text | Full text

Ubukawa, T., de Sherbinin, A.M., Onsrud, H., Nelson, A.D., Payne, K., Cottray, O. and Maron, M. (2014) A review of roads data development methodologies. In: Data science journal, 13(2014), pp. 45-66. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Van Rooijen, D., Nelson, A.D., Thenkabail, P.S., Aakuraju, R.V. and Amerasinghe, P. (2011) Expansion of urban area and wastewater irrigated rice area in Hyderabad, India. In: Irrigation and drainage systems, 25 (2011)3 pp. 135-149. Full text | Full text

Fill, K., Leung, S., DiBiase, D. and Nelson, A.D. (2006) Repurposing a learning activity on academic integrity : the experience of three universities. In: Journal of interactive media in education, 1(2006), article no. 1, 12 p. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D., de Sherbinin, A.M. and Pozzi, F. (2006) Towards development of a high quality public domain global roads database. In: Data science journal, 5(2006), pp. 223-365. Full text | Full text

Book Chapters

Nelson, A.D., Boschetti, M., Manfron, G., Holecz, F., Collivignarelli, F., Gatti, L., Barbieri, M., Villano, L., Chandna, P. and Setiyono, T. (2014) Combining moderate - resolution time - series RS data from SAR and optical sources for rice crop characterisation : examples from Bangladesh. In:Land applications of radar remote sensing / edited by F. Holecz, P. Pasquali, N. Milisavljevic and D. Closson. Rijeka: InTech, 2014. ISBN: 978-953-51-1589-2. pp. 121-147. Full text | Full text

Haefele, S.M., Saito, K., N'Diaye, K.M., Mussgnug, F., Nelson, A.D. and Wopereis, M.C.S. (2013) Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa. In: Realizing Africa's rice promise / edited by M.C.S. Wopereis, D.E. Johnson, N. Ahmadi, E. Tollens and A. Jalloh. Wallingford: CAB International, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-84593-812-3. pp. 250-264. Full text | Full text

Saito, K., Nelson, A.D., Zwart, S.J., Niang, A., Sow, A., Yoshida, H. and Wopereis, M.C.S. (2013) Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa. In: Realizing Africa's rice promise / edited by M.C.S. Wopereis, D.E. Johnson, N. Ahmadi, E. Tollens and A. Jalloh. Wallingford: CAB International, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-84593-812-3. pp. 188-203. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D., Reuter, H.I. and Gessler, P. (2009) DEM production methods and sources. In: Geomorphometry : concept, software, applications / edited by T. Hengl and H.I. Reuter. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-12-374345-9. (Developments in soil science, 33). pp. 65-85. Full text

Reuter, H.I., Nelson, A.D., Strobl, P., Mehl, W. and Jarvis, A. (2009) A first assessment of Aster GDEM tiles for absolute accuracy, relative accuracy and terrain parameters. In: IGARSS 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE international geoscience and remote sensing sympsosium : Earth observation, origins and applications, July 12-17, 2009, Cape Town, South Africa, ISBN 978-1-4244-3395-7 pp. V 240 - V 243. Full text | Full text

Reuter, H.I. and Nelson, A.D. (2009) Geomorphometry in ESRI packages. In: Geomorphometry : concept, software, applications / edited by T. Hengl and H.I. Reuter. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-12-374345-9. (Developments in soil science, 33). pp. 269-291. Full text

Nelson, A.D. and LeClerc, G. (2007) A spatial model of accessibility: Linking population and infrastructure to land-use patterns in the honduran hillsides. In: Making world development work : scientific alternatives to neoclassical economic theory / edited by G. Leclerc and C. Hall. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-8263-3733-7. pp. 457-473. Full text

Leung, S., Fill, K., DiBiase, D. and Nelson, A.D. (2005) Sharing academic integrity guidance : working towards a digital library infrastructure. In: Research and advanced technology for digital libraries : 9th European conference, ECDL 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 18-23, 2005, Proceedings / edited by A. Rauber, S. Christodoulakis and A.M. Tjoa. Berlin: Springer, 2005. ISBN: 978-3-540-31931-3. (Lecture notes in computer science, 3652). pp. 533-534. Full text | Full text

Monographs/Edited Books

Nelson, A.D., Rogers, D.J. and Robinson, T.P. (2012) Poverty mapping in Uganda : extrapolating household expenditure data using environmental data and regression techniques : e-book. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2012. FAO animal production and health working paper 9, ISBN: 978-92-5-107211-0. Full text | Full text

Pozzi, F., Robinson, T.P. and Nelson, A.D. (2010) Accessibility mapping and rural poverty in the Horn of Africa : e-book. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2010. IGAD LPI Working Paper 02-10, Full text | Full text

Uchida, H. and Nelson, A.D. (2010) Agglomeration index : towards a new measure of urban concentration : e-book. Helsinki, UNU-WIDER, 2010. UNU-WIDER Working paper 2010/29, ISBN: 978-92-9230-264-1. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. and Chomitz, K.M. (2009) Protected area effectiveness in reducing tropical deforestation : a global analysis of the impact of protection status : e-book. Washington, The World Bank, 2009. IEG Evaluation brief 7, ISBN: 978-1-60244-123-1. Full text | Full text

Conference Proceedings (full papers)

Pazhanivelan, S., Kannan, P., Mary, P.C.M., Subramanian, E., Jeyaraman, S., Nelson, A.D., Setiyono, T., Holecz, F., Barbieri, M. and Yadav, M. (2015) Rice crop monitoring and yield estimation through COSMO Skymed and TerraSAR-X : a SAR - based experience in India. In: Proceedings of the 36th international symposium on remote sensing and environment, 11-15 May 2015, Berlin, Germany. ISPRS Archives, Vol XL-7/W3. : open access. ISPRS, 2015. pp. 85-92. Full text | Full text

Intrman, A., Lerthna, S., Nelson, A.D., Setiyono, T.D., Holecz, F. and Barbieri, M. (2014) Remote sensing-based information and insurance for crop in emerging economics in Thailand (in Thai). In: Proceedings of rice research conference 2013 : Rice research center groups in central, eastern and western region. 26-28 March 2014, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. pp. 209-221. Full text

Holecz, F., Barbieri, M., Collivignarelli, F., Gatti, L., Nelson, A.D., Setiyono, T.D., Boschetti, M., Manfron, G., Brivio, P.A., Quilang, E.J.P., Obico, M.R., Minh, V.Q., Kieu, D.P., Huu, Q.N., Veasna, T., Intrman, A., Wahyunto, P. and Pazhanivelan, S. (2013) An operational remote sensing based service for rice production estimation at national scale. In: Proceedings of ESA Living planet symposium 2013, 9-13 September 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland. 11 p. Full text

Scientific and Professional Publications

Nelson, A.D. (2016) Space to grow : geo-information for food security : inaugural address by Andy Nelson, professor of spatial agriculture and food security, 21 April 2016, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands : e-book + powerpoint. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2016. Full text | Full text

Zwart, S.J., Holecz, F., Nelson, A.D., Mwambo, F. and Adefurin, O. (2014) Mapping rice in Africa. In: RiceToday, 13(2014)1, pp. 38-39. Full text | Full text

Cuerdo, J.G., Villano, L., Gutierrez, M.A., Garcia, C., Laborte, A., Boschetti, M., Zwart, S.J. and Nelson, A.D. (2013) The when and where of rice. In: RiceToday, 12(2013)2, pp. 32-33. Full text | Full text

Gumma, M.K., Nelson, A.D., Maunahan, A., Thenkabail, P.S. and Islam, S. (2012) Rice cropping patterns in Bangladesh. In: Rice today, 11(2012)1, pp. 28-29. Full text | Full text

Dawe, D., Pandey, S. and Nelson, A.D. (2010) Emerging trends and spatial patterns of rice production. In: Rice in the global economy : strategic research and policy issues for food security / edited by S. Pandey ... [et al.]. Los Baños: International Rice Research Institute, 2010. ISBN: 978-971-22-0258-2. pp. 15-35. Full text

Jarvis, A., Guevara, E., Reuter, H.I. and Nelson, A.D. (2008) Hole - filled SRTM for the globe : version 4 : data grid. Published by CGIAR-CSI on 19 August 2008. Full text

Nelson, A.D. (2008) Travel time to major cities : a global map of accessibility : poster + dataset. Published by Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. ISBN: 978-92-79-09771-3. Full text | Full text

Nelson, A.D. and Chomitz, K.M. (2004) The forest - hydrology - poverty nexus in Central America : an heuristic analysis. World Bank, 2004. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3430, Full text | Full text

Lance, K.T., Mendez, M., Montes, V., Hyman, G., Giraldo, G., Ayarza, M., LeClerc, G. and Nelson, A.D. (2000) Evaluation of the atlas of Honduras : atlas Mitch. Cali, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), 2000. Full text | Full text


Zwart, S.J., Busetto, L., Diagne, M., Boschetti, M. and Nelson, A.D. (2017) Mapping Changes in Area and the Cropping Season of Irrigated Rice in Senegal and Mauritania between 2003 and 2014 Using the PhenoRice Algorithm and MODIS Imagery : poster + abstract. Presented at: AGU Fall meeting, 11-15 December 2017, New Orleans, United States of America. 1 p. + 1 p. Full text | Full text | Full text

van der Wal, F. and Nelson, A.D. (2016) Food security and agriculture : powerpoint. Presented at: GIM International Summit 2016, 10-12 February 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 14 slides. Full text

Nelson, A.D., Quicho, E., Maunahan, A., Setiyono, T., Raviz, J., Rala, A., Laborte, A., Holecz, F., Collivignarelli, F., Gatti, L., Barbieri, M., Mabalay, M.R.O., De Dios, J. and Quilang, E.J.P. (2015) National and regional scale rice crop monitoring in Asia with the RIICE and PRISM projects : from research to operation : abstract + powerpoint. Presented at: AGU Fall Meeting 2015, 14-18 December 2015, San Fransisco, United States of America. 3 p. + 25 slides. Full text | Full text | Full text

Sander, B.O., Wassmann, R., Nelson, A.D., Palao, L., Wollenberg, E. and Ishitani, M. (2014) Guidance for large - scale implementation of alternate wetting and drying : a biophysical suitability assessment : abstract. Presented at: AGU Fall Meeting 2014, 15-19 December 2014, San Fransisco, United States of America. 1 p. Full text | Full text

Gray, J.M., Friedl, M.A., Frolking, S.E., Ramankutty, N. and Nelson, A.D. (2013) Large scale maps of cropping intensity in Asia from MODIS : abstract. Presented at: AGU Fall Meeting 2013, 9-13 December 2013, San Fransisco, United States of America. 2 p. Full text | Full text

Boschetti, M., Holecz, F., Manfron, G., Collivignarelli, F. and Nelson, A.D. (2013) Remote sensing - based information for crop monitoring : contribution of SAR and moderate resolution optical data on Asian rice production : abstract. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 15, EGU2013-13507-1, 2013. EGU General Assembly 2013, 07-12 April, Vienna Austria. 1 p. Full text | Full text

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