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Special Issue "Advances and Applications in Measuring, Representing, and Comparing Spatial Landscape Patterns"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tarmo K Remmel

Department of Geography, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Phone: +1-416-736-2100 ext 22496
Interests: pattern; remote sensing; wildfire

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue solicits papers focusing on recent advancements of the measurement, representation, and comparison of spatial landscape patterns. Additionally of interest are philosophical, technical and conceptual advancements, or their applications, which yield new and improved means for working with spatial pattern data. All forms of application domains where spatial landscape patterns are analyzed and interpreted are welcome, particularly for sustainable land management, conservation, inventory, or change assessments. Whether patterns are planar representations (2D), incorporate a vertical element (3D), or involve a time-series (4D), the clear link to spatial pattern analysis should be at the core of the paper. Elements of appropriate scale selection or scalability are also desirable. For any submission, a tangible link with implementation should be made, such that highly theoretical work is well-grounded. Links to code or software sources can also be made to facilitate implementation by interested readers.

Prof. Dr. Tarmo K Remmel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Landscape pattern
  • Representation
  • Scaling
  • Dimensionality
  • Comparison
  • Interpretation
  • Dynamics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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