Special Issue "Monitoring Forest Change with Remote Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Forest health monitoring; Ecosystem status and change; Land use and land cover dynamic; Forest biochemistry and productivity; Biophysical parameters estimation.
Forests play a vital role in maintaining the Earth’s ecological balance and environmental health due to their promoting role in the global carbon cycle, water resources quality, and recreation potential. Therefore, changes in forest cover are now a matter of global concern, and a tremendous amount of resources have been invested in stimulating developing technologies for accurate monitoring and estimating the current status of forest resources on several spatial scales.
Remote sensing is particularly useful for this matter because it brings together a multitude of tools to better analyze the scope and scale of forest status that could be studied broadly and uniformly across time and space. Over the last few decades, the global and regional scale of temporal remote sensed data has become available for monitoring the changes in forest cover; supporting forest inventories; and taking a closer look into forest ecophysiology, biophysics and biochemistry.
This Special Issue will focus on state-of-the-art research that specifically addresses various aspects of using remote sensing for estimating and monitoring forest health and, in particular, changes in forest cover, biophysics, and biochemistry.
We are inviting papers including but not limited to the following research topics:
- Remote sensing methods to measure vegetation biophysical parameters;
- Methods for the retrieval of canopy biophysical (e.g., leaf area index, fractional vegetation cover, fAPAR, and plant height) and biochemical (e.g., leaf/canopy chlorophyll and water content and fuel moisture contents) parameters from satellite and airborne sensors;
- Methods to estimate forest canopy status and condition (e.g., forest disturbance, degradation and regrowth);
- Early stress detection;
- Assimilation of biophysical parameters derived from remote sensing for forestry applications and forest management.
Dr. Michael Sprintsin
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 2200 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.
- Forest health monitoring
- Ecosystem status and change
- Land use and land cover dynamic
- Forest biochemistry and productivity
- Biophysical parameters estimation