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Special Issue "Advances of Remote Sensing in Pasture Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: remote sensing; urban environments; physical models; time series; data assimilation; classification; regression, fusion; pasture systems; agriculture
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Interests: remote sensing of agricultural landscapes; land use and cover changes; remote sensing of grasslands and wetlands; habitat mapping
As a result of agriculture intensification, land use and land cover may have important negative impacts on environmental systems (increasing water and air pollution, soil degradation or biodiversity loss, socio-economic systems for stock, winter fodder, etc.). In this context, grasslands devoted to pasture may make significant contributions (increase in nitrate leaching, decrease in carbon storage in soils) and sustainable agriculture requires the smart control of pasture management modes.
Considering the increase in cropland at the expense of grasslands observed in many regions of the Earth during the last half century, the identification of pasture systems is a key issue. To this end, remote sensing data enable us to observe crops and grasslands at various spatio-temporal scales. Taking into account the large variety of existing pasture systems, it is however not clear today which modality (optical/radar/combinations), which spatial scales, which indexes (spectral, biophysical, raw data, unsupervised indexes, etc.), which temporal resolutions and which methodologies (the usual methodologies or more recent approaches based on neural networks) are required to detect the large variety of pasture systems.
This is the topic of this Special Issue, which will gather recent work on remote sensing techniques related to pasture management. We invite you to submit the most recent advancements on the following, and related, topics:
- Methodological innovations devoted to pasture:
- Time series
- Data assimilation
- Machine learning
- Large-scale estimation
- Data fusion
- Multispectral/hyperspectral remote sensing
- LiDAR/RADAR data
- UAV images
- Pasture studies using remote sensing
- Grass production
- Spatial/temporal features for pasture identification
- Impact of pasture management on the environment
- Grassland management
- Grassland biomass monitoring
- Ecosystem services
- Temporal variability (within season and between years)
- Precision agriculture
Prof. Thomas Corpetti
Prof. Laurence Hubert-Moy
Prof. Pauline Dusseux
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2000 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.