Special Issue "Geographic Information Science in Forestry"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Forests have a critical role in ecosystem services and functions. Due to factors such as land use change, disturbances, fragmentation, climate change, pests, and disease, forests are under immense and increasing pressure. Producing accurate measures of forest inventory, health, and change remains challenging. Complications include the large spatial extents of forests, variability in forest stand parameters, and the spectral homogeneity of forests relative to other land cover types. Advances in Remote Sensing have the potential to ameliorate some of these challenges. In particular, the widening availability of LiDAR data, the increasing use of object-based image analysis, and the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer promise of improved forest assessment and monitoring.
For this special issue, “Geographic Information Science in Forestry,” we invite high-impact, original research on remote sensing and geospatial analysis of forests. The following topic areas and methods are encouraged:
- Inventory, structure, and health assessment
- Forest tree speciation using imagery and/or LiDAR
- UAS-based assessment and monitoring
- Very high spatial resolution imagery
- High density LiDAR point clouds
- Photogrammetric point clouds
- High temporal resolution approaches
All manuscripts must include statistically rigorous validation methods. Reliance upon p-values alone to describe modeling results is discouraged. Manuscripts describing applications of known methods in new study areas will not be considered.Prof. Joseph F. Knight
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 papers will be 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. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 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 1000 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.
- remote sensing
- point clouds
- forest inventory
- forest health