Special Issue "Spatial Environmental Analysis, Informatics, Planning, Restoration, and Management"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, University of Hawaii, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
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Interests: disaster risk governance; sustainable hazard mitigation; emergency management decision making; natural–technologic (na-tech) crises; health-related emergencies; fluvial and marine disasters; global climate change
Spatial analysis is essential for environmental science, planning, restoration and management. Environmental changes over space and time can now be addressed with a plethora of novel and powerful techniques and modelling approaches. A robust and integrated approach to dealing with environmental spatial problems can help to better model and understand spatio-temporal physical environmental processes. This Special Issue encourages a number of timely and valuable geospatial methods and computational tools, such as environmental remote sensing, machine learning and environmental informatics. This Special Issue explores the development and application of these advanced geospatial tools, including spatial Multiple Criteria Analysis (MCA) for monitoring, analyzing, and predicting to study terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Possible topics include the use of modern spatial analytical methods to integrate heterogeneous environmental data sources in analyses and models. Related research includes the incorporation of “big” data from spatial databases, sensor nets and other ground based networks. Recent advances in spatial environmental analysis also include machine learning, geospatial information, crowdsourcing tools from Location Based Services (LBS), Citizen Censors and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).
This Special Issue is devoted to all aspects of spatial science related to Environmental Analysis, Restoration Planning and Management including:
• terrestrial and aquatic mapping
• climate variability and change
• multiple Criteria Analysis and geographic information systems,
• environmental statistics
• landscape patterns and ecology
• big data and machine learning
• vegetation mapping
• habitat management
• land use change
• soil Degradation
• remote sensing and Location Based Services (LBS)
• species distribution modelling
• Volunteering Geographic Information (VGI)
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
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