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Special Issue "Lidar for Ecosystem Science and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Lidar remote sensing has become more than just a tool used to estimate remotely vegetation biophysical parameters, as it has pushed the science of characterizing vegetation three-dimensional structure and our understanding of ecological applications and management strategies. More so, the spectrum of lidar studies has extended past height measurements to a broad range of applications, from mapping biomass and carbon to assessing fuels, biodiversity, ecological services, wood quality, and site productivity. Lidar systems and technology have evolved and sensors are collecting data from terrestrial, airborne, including unmanned systems, and satellite platforms.
The special issue, “Lidar for Ecosystem Science and Management”, is calling for original and innovative papers that demonstrate the use of lidar from all platforms to advance both remote sensing and ecosystem sciences and show the potential to challenge management paradigms and provide solutions to contemporary environmental problems. Invited topics include: 1) types of lidar data, such as discrete-return, waveform, photon counting, multi-wavelength lidar, and applications; 2) new methods, new variables and algorithms, including machine and deep learning approaches, for processing lidar data; 3) synergistic approaches with the use of lidar with optical and radar data; 4) vegetation science advancements and management strategies afforded by lidar remote sensing.
Prof. Dr. Sorin Popescu
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.
- ecosystem science and management
- photon lidar, multispectral or multi-wavelength lidar
- machine learning and deep learning methods
- lidar variables
- forest management