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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Vegetation Phenology"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Biogeosciences Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Fabienne Maignan

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), UMR 8212, CNRS-CEA-UVSQ, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Interests: Remote sensing and modeling of terrestrial vegetation; phenology; photosynthesis; fluorescence; directional effects of surface reflectances; radiative transfer
Guest Editor
Dr. Natasha MacBean

Department of Geography, Indiana University, Student Building 120, 701 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405-7100, USA
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Interests: The carbon cycle; vegetation dynamics (phenology and long-term trends); impacts of climate change; CO2 fertilization and land cover change in terrestrial ecosystem functioning; terrestrial biosphere modeling; data assimilation; remote sensing
Guest Editor
Dr. Koen Hufkens

Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental Biology, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Interests: Modelling vegetation dynamics using various retrospective proxy measurements, including (near-surface) remote sensing, dendrochronology, and recovered historical data records
Guest Editor
Prof. Kamel Soudani

Ecologie Systématique et Evolution, Université of Paris-Sud, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91400 Orsay, France
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Interests: Proximal and satellite sensing of vegetation structure and function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce this Special Issue on the phenology of terrestrial vegetation.

Phenology is the variation of recurrent key stages in the plant life cycle, linked to environmental changes. By extension, it also includes the mean seasonal cycle of relevant biophysical and biochemical quantities and their temporal and spatial changes. Remote sensing is a major player in this science, and we welcome all contributions related, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Methodology manuscripts concerning signal processing (noise removal and filtering techniques), and derivation of phenological metrics, on established, long satellite time-series, more recent satellite observations and products (e.g. SIF, VOD), and high-resolution satellites (e.g. Sentinel), to support studies of seasonal cycles, interannual variability, and trends, by coupling patterns to processes.
  • Studies which link derived metrics to in situ phenological observations and indirect measurements, including digital photography networks, that could address scaling issues.
  • Analyses on the phenological responses of vegetation to multiple environmental drivers in the context of climate change (temperature, water availability, radiation, etc.), and their impact on carbon and water cycles. We encourage the evaluation, optimization, and development of phenology (leaf onset, senescence) and land surface models using satellite data.
  • In the above topics, we invite both submissions of reviews and biome-specific, sectorial (forest, agriculture, grasslands), or regional studies, e.g., climate-sensitive regions, such as spatially heterogeneous semi-arid or arid ecosystems, tropical forests with a challenging and debated seasonal cycle, high latitudes experiencing rapid warming.
  • We also accept phenological studies on urban environments and related to natural or human-induced disturbances.

Dr. Fabienne Maignan
Dr. Natasha MacBean
Dr. Koen Hufkens
Prof. Kamel Soudani
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.

Keywords

  • Phenology
  • Remote sensing
  • Processes
  • Modeling
  • Climate change
  • Evaluation

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