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Special Issue "Camera Trapping for Animal Ecology and Conservation"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecological Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2023) | Viewed by 4937
Special Issue Editors
Interests: landscape ecology; wildlife habitat; protected areas; coupled human and natural systems; conservation policy
Interests: wildlife ecology and management; conservation biology; animal behavior; sustainability in protected areas; coupled human and natural systems
Interests: biodiversity; conservation planning; population ecology; landscape ecology; camera trapping; habitat modeling; inter-species interaction
Interests: spatial ecology; landscape genetics; species distribution modeling; conservation biology; population ecology
Special Issue Information
We are glad to launch a new Special Issue for the journal Remote Sensing titled “Camera Trapping for Animal Ecology and Conservation”. Camera traps (i.e., cameras that are remotely activated via an active or passive sensor) offer a reliable, inexpensive, and informative means of surveying animals in the wild. As a relatively new remote sensing technique, camera traps have advanced significantly in the last two decades, providing a wealth of data that have helped transform animal ecology and conservation research. New survey methods, data management tools, and algorithms to analyze camera trap images have been developed. For example, cutting-edge artificial intelligence has been applied to analyze vast amounts of animal images to automatically identify species and individuals. In recent years, the rich information on wild animals from camera trap data has been increasingly combined with other data (e.g., remotely sensed land cover from satellites, climate-change predictions, social survey, and other socio-economic data) to address important conservation challenges, such as monitoring the dynamics of wild animal populations, assessing the impacts of human disturbances on animals, and identifying the key areas for conservation.
This Special Issue calls for contributions that expand the existing knowledge of camera trapping in the field of animal ecology and conservation, and enhance the capability of using camera trap technology to support wildlife conservation. We invite submissions on new theories, methods, and empirical analyses. Both quantitative and qualitative studies are welcome. Review papers will also be considered for this Special Issue.
Dr. Hongbo Yang
Dr. Jindong Zhang
Dr. Fang Wang
Dr. Thomas Connor
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2500 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.
- Animal behavior
- Animal identification
- Camera trap
- Climate change
- Conservation management
- Habitat selection
- Remote sensing
- Wildlife conservation