Special Issue "Advances in LiDAR Remote Sensing for Forestry and Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: LiDAR remote sensing; ecological modeling; geospatial analysis; UAV applications
Interests: geospatial analysis and tool development; UAV applications; wildlife and fisheries
LiDAR technology is evolving very rapidly with applications in fields such as survey/engineering, natural resource assessment, manufacturing/design, autonomous vehicle navigation and even consumer electronics such as the latest iPad Pro which uses LiDAR for 3D scanning and augmented reality applications. In forestry and ecology LiDAR has proven to be an invaluable tool for assessment and monitoring of forest structure and condition. Advancements such as the miniaturization of LiDAR sensors so that they can be flown on UAVs and the new Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) LiDAR on the International Space Station open up many exciting opportunities at scales ranging from 10s of hectares to the globe.
We invite authors to submit research papers on new and innovative applications using LiDAR remote sensing in forestry, ecology, and related fields for this special issue. This special issue is open to all types of LiDAR including terrestrial, UAV, aerial, and spaceborne sensors. Research involving the synergy of LiDAR with other sensors is encouraged, as well as innovative methods for processing and extracting useful information from LiDAR point clouds (e.g., machine learning techniques). A synthesis or review paper may also be considered which provides a thorough overview of the current methods, applications, and related best practices (e.g., recommendations for cost effective collection and processing of LiDAR data for forestry and ecological applications). We look forward to your submissions to this special issue.
Dr. Jason Drake
Dr. Paul Medley
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- UAV LiDAR
- Airborne LiDAR
- Terrestrial LiDAR
- Forest management