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Special Issue "Operational Ecosystem Monitoring Applications from Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
School of SEES, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia
Interests: environmental monitoring; change detection; integrating field observation and remote sensing; UAS/UAV; environmental management; ecosystem data sharing
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Remote sensing is increasingly relied upon as both a research and an operational tool for ecosystem monitoring. This includes habitat mapping, the extraction of biophysical variables, the detection of biological and ecological parameters, detecting changes and disturbances, assessing risk, assessing the efficacy of management actions, and providing evidence for compliance with regulations and policy.
The power of remote sensing is particularly evident for these applications due to both the technical capabilities of remote sensing methods, and the potential to provide new insights. Remote sensing methods are often the only feasible monitoring option because of their spatial and temporal resolution, combined with accessibility within the study ecosystem. Moreover, remote sensing often provides a unique understanding or synthesis of ecological or ecosystem processes, functions and services.
This Special Issue is dedicated to remote sensing applications that provide ecosystem monitoring information in the context of providing data sets for further scientific research, as well as providing information that is able to be used by management organizations for informing management actions, regulatory requirements, and policy decisions. We are looking for applications that span a range of spatial and temporal scales, so studies could be local- to global-scale, and range from one-off to time-series monitoring. Contributions are welcome on any topics, but the Issue will focus on the following four key themes:
- Perspectives and trends in remote sensing for ecosystem monitoring, including new technologies and review articles
- Ecosystem monitoring applications at a local- to global-scale
- The use of remote sensing for ecosystem risk assessment, such as the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems protocol
- Quantifying and monitoring ecosystem services, ecosystem functions, and ecosystem degradation.
Dr. Mitchell Lyons
Dr. Nicholas Murray
Prof. Stuart Phinn
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 monitoring
- Ecosystem risk assessment
- Environmental management
- Environmental policy