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Special Issue "Modeling of Forest Structure and Dynamics"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Modeling and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2019) | Viewed by 14662
Special Issue Editors
Interests: forest modeling; remote sensing; photogrammetry; 3-D modeling of vegetation; individual-based models; stochastic modeling
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Interests: remote sensing (primarily using active technologies, e.g. LiDAR); photogrammetry (digital aerial photography, structure from motion); Geographic Information Science (GIS); forest inventory and modeling
Special Issue Information
Forests are complex adaptive systems and their modelling involves substantial modeling challenges. In recent years, large datasets recording ecological variables have become widely available, e.g., forest inventories, and remote sensing vegetation surveys coupled with climatic datasets. These datasets provides opportunities to complement traditional experimental approaches with new generation predictive models of forest dynamics and data-driven discovery and hypothesis testing methods. These new approaches aim to evaluate vegetation and biochemistry dynamics at different spatial scales, from forests stands to the regional and continental scales. The underlying modeling challenges include three major components: (1) the use of individual-based models, as they are among the most suitable and promising tools for simulating complex-adaptive systems and interactions on multiple scales, (2) the development of different scaling methods that approximate individual-based processes, and (3) the investigation of various inverse problems to connect models with empirical data including imagery and 3D modeling. This Special Issue will provide a cross-disciplinary platform for foresters, ecologists, modelers, statisticians, and data analysts who are involved in forest modeling research.
Prof. Nikolay Strigul
Dr. Demetrios Gatziolis
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Forests 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 2000 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.
- forest modeling
- scaling of forest dynamics
- forest inventories
- data-intensive modeling
- individual-based models
- process-based models
- forest dynamics
- hierarchical patch dynamics
- remote sensing-based modeling