Special Issue "Remotely Sensing of Drought-Induced Forest Change and Recovery"
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: closed (1 August 2018)
Drought is contributing to substantial changes in forests across the globe. Drought-induced forest change (1) can occur over several decades, or suddenly, with little to no warning, (2) can be mediated by other processes at acting multiple scales, requiring landscape- to regional-scale research, and (3) may have consequences that persist for short or long durations, depending on ecosystem resilience. These characteristics of drought-induced forest change emphasize a key role for remote sensing in identifying, monitoring, and understanding forest change and its consequences.
For this Special Issue of Forests, we invite papers addressing the development and/or application of remote sensing approaches for quantifying drought-induced forest change and its consequences in terms of forest structure, composition, and/or function. We welcome studies from all forest biomes and relevant disciplines. Forest changes need not be long lasting (e.g., ephemeral changes in tree phenology) to be considered for this issue. For this Special Issue, the geographic scope of the research can range from landscapes to the entire globe.
Dr. David M. Bell
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- remote sensing