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Special Issue "Environmental Stress and Natural Vegetation Growth"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: urban and eco-hydrology; ecosystem services; imaging spectroscopy; remote sensing, UAS
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Interests: urban remote sensing, urban green and ecosystem services, deep learning in remote sensing, LULC change, monitoring cultural heritage with remote sensing
Vegetation in optimal conditions provides many ecosystem services in natural, agricultural, as well as urban environments. As vegetation condition depends on a broad range of environmental factors, innovative and robust tools are crucial for generating the data flows needed to produce essential variables and state indicators required by monitoring approaches that aim to inform policy makers and ensure environmental protection and improvement. Notwithstanding the importance of in situ data to monitor ecosystem functioning and biodiversity change, remote sensing provides the opportunity to assess vegetation conditions at different scales (form local to global) more efficiently than traditional field surveys. Pressures and impact on vegetation or ecosystems in general, however, depend on vegetation type, climate zone, and human activities. Hence, tools for assessing stress factors require customized development or parametrization.
This proposed Special Issue addresses research on assessing vegetation stress and/or its impact on ecosystem service provisioning using different remote sensing techniques. We welcome original contributions on vegetation conditions and pressure in all kinds of biomes, in natural as well as in environments strongly influenced by humans (e.g., urban and agricultural areas) relying on all possible types of remotely sensed data: local applications with UAV or airborne flights as well as regional or global studies using active or passive satellite sensors. Research on environmental indicators or essential variables using widely known remote sensing indices (e.g., crop water stress index—CWSI, normalized difference vegetation index—NDVI) as well as newly created ones is welcome in this Special Issue.Prof. Jarosław Chormański
Prof. Dr. Tim Van de Voorde
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 2000 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.
- Environmental stress monitoring and modeling
- Ecosystem services
- Essential variables
- Environmental indicators
- Thermal indices
- Optical indices