Special Issue "Mapping Forest Health Using Moderate Resolution Satellites"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 April 2019
Dr. Zhiqiang Yang
Oregon State University, Department of Forest Ecosystem & Society, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
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Interests: ecological modeling with remote sensing for landscape and regional ecological information; forest succession; ecological informatics and application development for ecological researches; linking time series of spectral data with different successional trajectories; spatial modeling of ecosystem production through BiomBGC modeling; developing methods to quantify uncertainties associated with remote sensing analysis
The health and vitality of global forests are being affected by both abiotic and biotic stressors, e.g., insect and disease, invasive species, drought and other factors, such as climate change. These stressors affect, not only ecosystem functions, but also the economic loss of forest lands. For this Special Issue, we invite papers to address the mapping and quantifying forest health using remote sensing approach. The series of Landsat satellites provide the longest records for mapping forest health conditions, and their moderate resolution is ideal for quantifying forest health conditions. For this special issue, we welcome studies focusing on using Landsat, as well as other moderate resolution satellites, to map forest health from regional to global scales. Development and application using big data and cloud computing approach for time series analysis of forest health are especially welcome.
Dr. Zhiqiang Yang
Dr. Zhe Zhu
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- forest health
- moderate resolution
- cloud computing