Special Issue "Application of Remote Sensing on Fire Ecology"
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: 30 April 2019
Many fire ecology research and applications require georeferenced, dynamic data, and disciplines such as pyrogeography and landscape ecology are intrinsically spatial. Current rates of land use change and climate change lead to fast and widespread dynamics on terrestrial environments that affect spatial and temporal patterns of fire, at scales ranging from local to global. Remote sensing is essential to analyze those spatial dynamics and can provide data at a wide range of spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions.
For this Special Issue we invite submissions that address: 1) processes preceding fire occurrence, such as fuel structure and fuel moisture dynamics; 2) the incorporation of remote sensing information in dynamic vegetation models and in landuse/land cover change models; 3) post-fire environments, namely the characterization of burned areas in terms of fire patch attributes, fire severity assessment, and vegetation recovery rates; 4) methodological and technological issues in remote sensing of fire, such as the use of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques for image analysis, or the use of Google Earth Engine for large scale processing of spatial time series of satellite imagery.
Prof. Dr. José M.C. Pereira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fuels mapping
- burned area mapping
- fire severity assessment
- vegetation recovery monitoring
- AI for image classification
- time series analysis