Special Issue "Advanced Phenology, and Land Cover and Land Use Change Studies"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Shin Nagai
Guest Editor
Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science Technology, 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0001, Japan
Interests: remote sensing; ecology; ground-truthing; phenological eyes network; climate change
Prof. Dr. Tomoaki Miura
Guest Editor
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu HI 96826, USA
Interests: environment; spatial analysis; climate change; remote sensing; satellite image analysis; vegetation; landscape ecology; time series; vegetation mapping
Dr. Narumasa Tsutsumida
Guest Editor
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Interests: geographical information (GIS & remote sensing); land use/cover monitoring; spatial accuracy assessment; spatial modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rigorous monitoring of and accurate information on phenology, and land cover and land use changes (LCLUC) are required to evaluate the spatio-temporal variability of ecosystem functions and services, and biodiversity under climate change and anthropogenic activities. The most widely and frequently used data in previous studies have been in-situ observations such as visual inspections and near-surface remote sensing which are limited in quantity and coarse spatial resolution satellite data which are limited in quality. Now, there are innovative “social sensing” (e.g., twitter, instagram, google trends, face book, mapillary) data and new fine-spatial or -temporal resolution satellite data (e.g., SENTINEL-2A/2B, Himawari-8) available. We believe these new-generation datasets can further our understanding of the interactions among phenology, LCLUC, climate change, and anthropogenic activities. This special issue, “Advanced phenology, and land cover and land use change studies,” calls for studies that present innovative and/or experimental ideas, and investigation results that integrate “social sensing” and “remote sensing” data for advancing phenology and LCLUC studies.

Dr. Shin Nagai
Prof. Dr. Tomoaki Miura
Dr. Narumasa Tsutsumida
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Big data
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem service
  • Land cover and land use change
  • Remote sensing
  • Phenology
  • Social sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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