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Special Issue "UAV Applications for Forest Management: Wood Volume, Biomass, Mapping II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems - DIBAF, University of Tuscia, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: sustainable forest management; remote sensing; unmanned aerial vehicle; LiDAR; RGB sensor; forest certification; forest management; urban forests; vegetation index; mulltispectral sensor
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Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems - DIBAF, University of Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: GIS; land use change; lidar; urban forestry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few years, UAV platforms have increasingly been selected for forestry applications using RGB, multispectral, thermal, and LiDAR sensors. Remote sensing using UAVs has a range of benefits such as reduced costs, flexibility in time and space, and high accuracy of data.

We are pleased to announce this Part II Special Issue of Remote Sensing, which will follow on from Part I. In this second edition, we are aiming to collect manuscripts on innovative applications deriving from the use of UAVs in studies focusing on forest inventory and forest management, as well as studies including, but not limited to, measuring forest canopy height and attributes, biomass estimation, mapping diseases , mapping forests and biodiversity, mapping canopy gaps, and forestry fire monitoring.

The goal is to publish any research studies that can contribute to the current state of the art and that may help to assess the challenges and potentials of new applications in the field of drones in forestry. Novelty improvements in methodologies, techniques, and data processing of UAV applications in the forestry sector are welcome. The prevailing use of drones in forestry applications is still at an exploratory stage, but with great potential for the future.

We look forward to your contributions.

Dr. Mauro Maesano
Dr. Federico Valerio Moresi
Guest Editors

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 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.


  • UAV
  • drone
  • remote sensing
  • forest management
  • forest inventory
  • precision forestry

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