Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Geospatial Approaches for Landscape Ecology"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Nicola Clerici
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Biology Program, Faculty of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversidad del Rosario, Kr 26 No 63B-48, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Tel. (+571) 2970200 ext. 4024
Interests: landscape ecology; remote sensing, ecosystem services mapping; ecological disturbances; land use change impacts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Landscape ecology focuses on the analysis of spatial patterns to investigate how altered landscapes affect ecological processes. Remote sensing technologies provide fundamental tools and data to this scientific discipline, largely due to the strong spatial component of its analyses. Optical and radar remote sensing imagery supply key information to map spatially explicit variables that can be processed and analyzed using different geospatial approaches. This strong link is gaining importance in applied ecological research, due to expanding global environmental change processes, such as biodiversity loss and land use change.

This open access Special Issue invites research papers describing cutting-edge research on the application of remote sensing technologies from any platform (satellite, aircraft, drones, etc.) to the study of landscape ecology problems. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to: mapping of landscape processes under change dynamics, methods for monitoring ecosystem processes, effects of scale on monitoring landscape properties, novel remote sensing data, and approaches for socio-ecological landscape assessment. Research that integrates active with passive remote sensing approaches is also relevant.

Prof. Nicola Clerici
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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 1800 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.


  • Landscape structure
  • Land-Cover/Land-Use Change
  • Landscape assessment
  • Fragmentation
  • Connectivity
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Deforestation
  • Biodiversity mapping
  • Environmental Change
  • Land degradation
  • Scale
  • Geospatial approaches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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