Special Issue "Land Cover/Land Use Change (LC/LUC) – Causes, Consequences and Environmental Impacts in South/Southeast Asia"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Dr. Garik Gutman
NASA Headquarters, NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Program, 300 E Street, SW Washington, DC 20546, USA
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Interests: telecoupling of land use systems; Land-atmosphere processes; Land governance; Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity; Land management systems; Urban-rural interactions; Land use and conflict
In several regions of the world, including South/Southeast Asian countries, Land Cover/Land Use Change (LC/LUC) is one of the most important types of environmental change, and it is occurring rapidly. In the region, LC/LUC changes include urban expansion, agricultural land loss, land abandonment, deforestation, logging, reforestation, etc. Documenting these LU/LUC and the causes, consequences, and impacts on the environment gain significance in the region, as the results can be useful for improved land management
Remote sensing, due to its multi-temporal, multi-spectral, repetitive and synoptic coverage capabilities, can be effectively used for mapping, monitoring and assessing the LC/LUC impacts on the environment. Information on the causative factors of LC/LUC can be obtained from the field surveys, which can be linked to the LC/LUC. LC/LUC is an interdisciplinary science theme which requires linking both biophysical and social aspects.
The current Special Issue invites articles on the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies focusing on South/Southeast Asia in the in the following LC/LUC areas:
- Use of optical, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, LIDAR and airborne remote sensing data for LC/LUC mapping/monitoring, quantifying the causes/consequences including impact assessment studies integrating both biophysical and social datasets;
- Remote sensing of forest cover changes and impacts on biogeochemical cycling.
- Agricultural monitoring and land use change mapping including remote sensing of crop growth stage, crop calendars, crop production, farming practices and impacts on water/energy balance.
- LUCC, urbanization and associated impacts (urban climate, air and water pollution, etc.).
- LUCC, fires, biomass burning and pollution impacts.
- Integrating remote sensing data for emission inventories linking bottom-up and top-down approaches.
- Mapping and monitoring of land management practices, disturbances, and interactions;
- Detecting long-term trends in LUCC and impacts on hydrological variables, such as runoff, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture.
- Spatio-temporal data mining, modeling, and analysis for LUCC data and impact assessment studies.
- New tools and methods for LUCC data generation and dissemination.
Both the regional scientists, as well as international researchers working on the above topics in the South/Southeast Asian region, are invited to contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Krishna Prasad Vadrevu
Dr. Garik Gutman
Prof. Chris Justice
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- Land Cover/Land Use Change
- Biophysical and Social Data Integration
- Remote Sensing