Special Issue "Earth Observation for Ecosystems Monitoring in Space and Time"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)
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
The State of the Art
Nowadays, a number of different sensors are available for studying ecosystems from space. Further, ecological theory has been applied to remote sensing data to monitor species dispersal and diversity over space and time. Ecosystem-based models have also been developed to monitor, at a high temporal resolution, Earth surface changes over large areas. The need for high temporal resolution for studying global and local changes needs utilizing techniques other than field-based monitoring. Consequently, remote sensing is critical for ecosystems monitoring.
Rationale for the special issue
Remote sensing and ecosystems monitoring challenges include (i) scale issues, (ii) data gathering and analysis, and (iii) software development. This Special Issue encourages discussion concerning innovative techniques/approaches that are based on remote sensing data, which are used for the study of ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales. Research scientists and other subject matter experts are encouraged to submit innovative and challenging papers that show advances in following topics:
- Earth Observation systems for ecosystems monitoring
- New Earth Observation sensors for ecosystems monitoring
- Derivation of climate variables for ecosystems monitoring in space and time
- Ecological Informatics
- Biodiversity estimate by remote sensing
- Free and Open Source Software for spatial ecology
- Time series analysis
- Statistical analysis of spatial and ecological data
Dr. Duccio Rocchini
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