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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Monitoring Wildlife and Habitat in a Changing World"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Andrés Viña

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Interests: biodiversity, conservation biology, wildlife habitat modeling, land use/cover change, landscape dynamics, phenology, productivity, remote sensing
Guest Editor
Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu

Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Rd., Sec. 2, Nankang Dist., Taipei City 115, Taiwan
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Interests: macroecology; ecoacoustics; remote sensing; biodiversity conservation; biodiversity informatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A key problem that ecologists and evolutionary biologists have strived to understand is the abundance and distribution of species.  In this age of drastic and rapid rate of species extinction, such knowledge has become an essential component for management and conservation. Successful strategies require establishing which areas constitute priorities for biodiversity conservation. Such endeavor requires frequent and spatially detailed assessments of species occurrence and distribution, which are prohibitively expensive to obtain by traditional field surveys due to their limited spatial extents or small scales. Recent advances in remote sensing have become crucial for obtaining information on wildlife species occurrence and distribution, as well as for characterizing their habitat at scales ranging from local to global. However, many of these advances, while successful, are still constrained to particular geographic locations, species, and/or species assemblages.  Therefore, much more research is urgently needed to develop and test effective techniques applicable at multiple scales and in different geographic settings, together with their incorporation into ecological research and biodiversity conservation.  The works presented in this Special Issue represent scientific and technological innovations in remote sensing for assessing the spatio-temporal dynamics of wildlife species and their habitat, and their incorporation into ecological research and biodiversity conservation.

Dr. Andrés Viña
Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu
Guest Editors

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.


  • Abundance
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Distribution
  • Ecological Niche

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