Special Issue "Drone Technology for Wildlife and Human Management"
A special issue of Drones (ISSN 2504-446X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2020.
Interests: drone; human management; wildlife management
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles are now an affordable and technologically adept tool for wildlife and human management. The capacity of these vehicles and their associated sensors makes them the ultimate tool to obtain data to answer questions that have previously been unreachable via traditional methods of data collection. This technology is advancing quickly, with drones now being regularly used as a tool to collect additional temporal and spatial data to feed into existing (and new) scientific and management programs. To make full use of that increased knowledge, these additional data sources need to be disseminated to the community so that managers, scientists and other end users can benefit from such knowledge.
This Special Issue aims at showcasing the range of projects where drones have been used for wildlife and human management. This Special Edition will welcome manuscripts in the fields of:
- Drones for monitoring or understanding terrestrial and aquatic wildlife;
- Drones for human management;
- Drones to minimise human/wildlife conflict;
- Drones to monitor threatened, endangered or protected species.
We look forward to your submission.
Dr. Paul Butcher
Mr. Andrew Colefax
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. Drones is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
- beach safety
- human management
- unmanned aerial vehicle
- wildlife management