Special Issue "Geospatial Technology for Land Restoration and Planning"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe

Group of Environmental Geography, Section of Integrated Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University W-5, N-10, Sapporo, 060-0810, Japan
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Phone: +81 11 706 2213
Interests: mountain geoecology; landscape changes in high mountain areas; geodiversity; sustainable use and management in mountain protected areas/national parks; trail erosion in mountain areas
Guest Editor
Dr. Ram Avtar

Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; GLP Japan Nodal Office
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Interests: GIS; forest ecosystem; sustainability science; climate change adaptation and mitigation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin

Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan
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Phone: 886-2-33663468
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Interests: spatial statistics and modeling in environmental and ecological systems; applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems; freshwater monitoring and modeling; optimal environmental monitoring network design; landscape ecology in land-use management and planning; ecohydrology; groundwater modeling; land-use planning and modeling; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; multiscale analysis in environmental and ecological systems; system dynamic modeling in environmental systems; ecosystem services; system dynamic modeling; optimization techniques
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Li-Pei Peng

Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Taipei Nodal Office
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Interests: regional governance; agricultural development and planning; environmental and resources management; community propagation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In spite of the fact that urban areas are where most of the population around the world resides today, there are still millions of people depending on agriculture for life. However, due to excessive and inappropriate land use, land degradation has become worse, influencing people from all walks of life in an increasingly connected world. As a consequence, engaging stakeholders from a variety of disciplines to create socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial land use patterns is necessary and particularly urgent. Nevertheless, little research in the past has addressed the topic of land restoration, while it is important to understand the relationship between and the balance of both land degradation and restoration for land degradation neutrality; furthermore, there is still an existing knowledge gap in applying remote sensing techniques to land ecosystem management. On account of the situations mentioned above, it is needed for land managers, practitioners, and decision-makers to be capable of evaluating the losses, gains, and changes in land use systems across various spatial and temporal scales.

Attempting to solve stakeholders’ knowledge gap in land use management, the goal of this Special Issue is to invite papers which are able to (1) explore land restoration and planning with the use of innovative scientific technologies; (2) apply existing and/or innovative remote sensors to quantify and analyze land use change in novel ways; and (3) integrate geographical data from different spatial, spectral, and thematic scales, along with their spatial patterns. Well-prepared review papers are also welcome.

This Special Issue aims at realizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 11, to “make cities and human settlements,” and 15, to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably”. The Special Issue is co-organized by the Japan and Tapei Nodal Offices.

Prof. Dr. Teiji Watanabe
Dr. Ram Avtar
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Li-Pei Peng
Guest Editors

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. Environments 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 300 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.

Keywords

  • Land restoration
  • Technology
  • Stakeholders
  • Land use management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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