Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 February 2019)
Dr. Jens Oldeland
Prof. Duccio Rocchini
Center Agriculture Food Environment, University of Trento, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 S. Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy
Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 14, 38123 Povo (TN), Italy
Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 S. Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy
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Interests: biodiversity estimate; ecological informatics; remote sensing; species distribution modelling
Biodiversity is a multifaceted issue and, thus, can comprise multiple taxa from all possible biomes, and can further be separated into functional and phlyogenetic diversity. Human-induced global change is increasingly threatening biodiversity in all its forms. Thus, the loss of biodiversity has to be tackled now, and the scientific community should provide answers on how to reach a zero-net loss scenario. Remote sensing offers the tools for monitoring and mapping the Earth’s surface at different spatio-temporal scales, while biologists provide knowledge on the Earth’s biota, its ecology, and how to safeguard it. Therefore, this Special Issue on "Remote Sensing for Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation" calls for manuscripts that demonstrate successful combinations of both disciplines. We welcome recent technological and/or methodological innovations in mapping, monitoring or measuring biodiversity, or detecting changes in states thereof. In particular, real-world applications and best practice examples showing how existing conservation strategies, e.g., the European NATURA 2000 network, can benefit from remotely-sensed information. For example, drones and (very) high spatial-resolution satellites, e.g., World View 3, Sentinel 2, are seen as game changers in the interface of ecology and remote sensing because of their high temporal and spatial flexibility and, thus, seem ideal for supporting nature conservation or studying the ecology and biodiversity of terrestrial ecosystems. In addition to terrestrial ecosystems, developments in the realm of marine remote sensing and ecology are also welcome. All types of original research contributions will be considered.
Dr. Jens Oldeland
Prof. Dr. Ben Somers
Prof. Dr. Duccio Rocchini
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.
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- Remote sensing of Taxonomic, Functional and Phylogenetic Biodiversity
- Multi-scale Remote Sensing
- Technological Innovation in the interface between ecology and remote sensing
- Methodological approaches to link ecological field data and remote sensing data
- Real World Applications Conservation (e.g. NATURA 2000)
- Supporting Biodiversity Monitoring from Space
- Exploiting multitemporal satellite data
- Mapping and Monitoring land degradation or land use change
- Theories and hypotheses linking remote sensing and ecology