Deep Learning Techniques for Forests Parameter Retrieval and Accurate Tree Modeling from Remote Sensing Data—Volume Ⅱ

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Operations and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2024) | Viewed by 310

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Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China
Interests: forest digital twin; virtual reality; artificial intelligence for forestry
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College of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: Internet of Things in forestry; multispectral remote sensing; intelligence systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the positive response from the researchers in the related domain regarding the Special Issue “Deep Learning Techniques for Forest Parameter Retrieval and Accurate Tree Modeling from Remote Sensing Data” belonging to the Journal of Forests, the succession of the second volume of this Special Issue with the same theme is set out herein to collect related manuscripts that convey the latest technologies applied in forestry. The original Special Issue of Volume I has been permanently closed.

Deep learning and digital twin technologies have the potential to retrieve forest parameters and simulate the forest life cycle, which is beneficial for forest silvicultural management and tree phenotypic trait characterization. While the foundations of these technologies have been laid through proof-of-concept studies, we can now make transformative advances, especially in forest studies.

In this issue, we welcome all studies which deploy deep learning technologies and digital twin techniques in forestry applications. We intend to cover some aspects, including various remote sensing data analysis, deep learning method developments, significant issue remedies and forest scenario rendering, along with inspiring and heuristic concepts in the multidisciplinary field that promote implementing technologies into forestry.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The demonstration of deep learning methodologies for processing forest remote sensing data;
  • Software approaches to forest visualization and modeling;
  • A comparison between deep learning methods and other algorithms in a forest survey;
  • Forest scenario reconstruction from LiDAR data or other remote sensing data;
  • Virtual forest management based on virtual reality technology;
  • Computer graphics or machine vision algorithms that enhance the fidelity of reproduced forest environments;
  • The prediction of variations in forest growth properties based on deep learning frameworks from remote sensing data;
  • The application of multi-remote sensing data in combination with deep learning frameworks for forestry carbon sink measurements;
  • Processing terminal forest data acquired from various peripherals using deep learning approaches.

Prof. Dr. Ting Yun
Prof. Dr. Huaiqing Zhang
Prof. Dr. Ling Jiang
Dr. Eben Broadbent
Guest Editors

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  • remote sensing
  • forest phenotypic traits
  • tree modeling
  • forest scenario rendering
  • digital twin
  • deep learning
  • computer graphics
  • machine vision

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