Special Issue "Forest Dynamics and Degradation Monitoring in the Brazilian Amazon"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marcos Adami
Guest Editor
National Institute for Space Research, Brazil.
Interests: land use and land cover change; forest degradation; selective logging; time series analysis; sampling
Dr. David Galbraith
Guest Editor
School of Geography, University of Leeds, England
Interests: land use and land cover change; climate sensitivity of tropical forests; tropical ecology; carbon cycling
Dr. Edward Mitchard
Guest Editor
Univ Edinburgh, Sch GeoSci, Crew Bldg,Kings Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, Midlothian, Scotland.
Interests: Remote Sensing; Climate Change; Deforestation; Forest degradation; Terrestrial Carbon

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Amazon is the largest and most biodiverse continuous rainforest on the planet and provides substantial ecosystem services to the entire world. Thus, Amazon deforestation is a major environmental matter. About two-thirds of the Amazon are in Brazil, where the majority of Amazon deforestation has been happening. Despite this, 80% of Brazil’s Amazon area remains forested, although the extent to which this remaining forest has been degraded remains an open question.

Thus, this Special Issue focuses on state-of-the-art remote sensing applied to Forest Dynamics and Degradation Monitoring in the Brazilian Amazon. Also, we are glad to receive works in Cerrado or Atlantic Forest in this subject.  Therefore, papers covering the following topics are welcome:

  1. Near real-time forest monitoring;
  2. Biodiversity loss;
  3. Selective logging;
  4. REDD+ and other forest protection mechanisms;
  5. Fire;
  6. Forest regrowth;
  7. Forest climate sensitivity.

Other papers of relevance to understanding the dynamics and degradation status of Brazilian Amazon forests but which do not directly fit into the above categories are also welcome.

Dr. Marcos Adami
Dr. David Galbraith
Dr. Edward Mitchard
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Land use and land cover change
  • REDD+
  • Fire
  • Selective logging
  • Forest monitoring
  • Forest regrowth

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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