Special Issue "Drones for Ecology and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: Sustainability science; Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); GatorEye
Interests: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); forest ecology; airborne sensors; GatorEye
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Data Fusion for Mapping Ecosystem Dynamics
Special Issue in Forests: Remote Sensing of Forest Disturbance and Recovery
Interests: lidar remote sensing; digital aerial photogrammetry; tropical and forest plantations; forest inventory and spatial analysis
2. School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, USA
Interests: lidar and hyperspectral remote sensing; tropical forest structure and ecology; industrial forest plantations, algorithms and tools development; data integration and change detection
Recent increases in the use of drone-borne sensors for ecological and conservation-related applications have been motivated by reduced costs, increased availability, new and enhanced passive and active sensors (e.g., hyperspectral and lidar), and the development of sophisticated fusion algorithms. Data have moved beyond mapping and monitoring ecosystem flora structure and composition, to directly mapping wildlife, and now to improve understanding of advanced community ecological, conservation biology, and forest ecology theory and application, and human dimensions of sustainability in varied landscape mosaics. In this Special Issue, we invite submissions from the broad ecological and applied conservation community, including but not limited to forest ecologists, wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, land-use and land-cover experts, and sustainability science researchers, who use drone-borne sensors ranging from small and low-cost systems (e.g., DJI Phantom) to complex multisensor fusion platforms (e.g., www.gatoreye.org).
We will be accepting review articles, technical notes, and research contributions. Specifically, innovative themes such as the following subtopics described below will be welcome:
- Use of UAV-LiDAR for parameters attribute at landscape levels and individual trees;
- Application of Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and photogrammetry 3D for helping in the development of natural sciences;
- Integration of remote sensors for the structural representation of forest and trees;
- Integration of platforms for analysis of distribution and density of fauna and flora species;
- Development of methodologies using UAV data approaches for applied conservation;
- Use of drone-borne data for assessing sustainability as relates to human–environment interactions and land use and land cover change (LULCC).
Other themes linked to the title of the Special Edition “Drones for Ecology and Conservation” are also welcome. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.
Dr. Angelica Maria Almeyda Zambrano
Dr. Eben North Broadbent
Dr. Ana Paula Dalla Corte
Dr. Carlos Alberto Silva
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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: MARZIALETTI Flavio, FRATE Ludovico, DE SIMONE Walter, ACOSTA Alicia T.R., CARRANZA Maria Laura
Keywords: Acacia saligna, Carpobrotus sp., coastal dunes, multi-temporal analysis, multispectral images, species flowering, unmanned aerial vehicles