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Special Issue "Ecosystem Services with Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Dr. Jiangbo Gao Website E-Mail
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: ecosystem services; trade-offs; land use; remote sensing application; modeling and statistics
Ecosystem services refer to the environmental conditions and utility provided and maintained by ecosystems which humans rely on for survival and development. However, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report highlighted that 60% of key ecosystem service items around the world have deteriorated since the late 20th century, and problems related to regulating services have become more severe. At present, in bridging natural and social systems, ecosystem services are a key research topic in ecology and geography and are receiving significant attention from researchers and scientific organizations.
Currently, the main themes in the field of ecosystem service include quantitative assessment, driving mechanisms, and correlation with human wellbeing. It can be seen that all of these themes, to different extents, rely on the application of remote sensing with the significant advantages of monitoring ecological structure and functions at multi-scales. Further, the quantitative calculation of ecosystem services based on remote sensing can provide a scientific basis for enhancing land use optimization and sustainable development.
This Special Issue aims to disseminate and share findings on national or regional ecosystem service assessment and its environmental stresses using remote sensing data, and the coupling of ecosystem services with human wellbeing. Original research articles or review manuscripts are invited in the following related areas:
- Ecosystem services and tradeoff/synergy by remote sensing;
- Driving mechanism of ecosystem services and the determinants from big scientific data;
- Ecosystem services provision and demand based on remote sensing application;
- Land use optimization through ecosystem service enhancing.
Dr. Jiangbo Gao
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. 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 1800 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.
- Ecosystem services
- Remote sensing
- Driving factors and mechanism
- Services provision and demand
- Land use optimization