Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Wetlands"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: coastal wetlands remote sensing; fine-scale wetland monitoring; mangrove mapping
Interests: wetland mapping; wetland ecological parameter inversion; remote sensing assessment of wetland ecosystems
Interests: remote sensing of wetlands; remote sensing of ecosystem services
Interests: unmanned aerial vehicles; monitoring; ecological modelling; freshwater ecosystems; statistics; environmental engineering; robotics and autonomous systems
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Wetlands cover approximately 6% of the terrestrial surface and provide important and diverse benefits to people around the world. However, an increasing number of wetlands are being converted to agricultural or urban uses or affected by natural factors like drought. Despite efforts to restore natural wetlands for human well-being, more than half of the global wetlands have disappeared during the last century. These changes directly affect the world biotic diversity and contribute to local and regional climate changes as well as to global warming. Thus, in recent years, changes impacting on the size and quality of the world’s wetland ecosystems have raised increasing concerns.
Remote Sensing provides unique capabilities and advantages to characterize and measure the state, conditions, and functioning of inaccessible wetlands. Since the launch of the Landsat series in 1972, there has been an exponential increase in the number of satellites and airborne sensors conveying information about wetlands. Today, more than 300 earth observation satellites from more than 15 countries are operational. Meanwhile, with the development of computer science, numerous methods have been utilized for remote sensing of wetlands, ranging from pixel- to object-oriented approaches and from manual to machine learning methods. More recently, the operation environment has evolved from personal computers to cloud computing severs. Therefore, the numerous imagery and high-performance computing facilities around the world are offering great oppurtunities to remote sensing scientists. However, due to the complex and varied environment of wetland ecosystems, it is still very challenging to achieve accurate remote sensing of wetlands.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original manuscripts on innovative research using state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies. Articles on biodiversity, functioning, services, and sustainability of wetlands are also welcome. The potential topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Large-scale long-term wetland identification, delineation and habitat classification.
- Remote sensing technologies for capturing accurate wetland vegetation parameters, such as species composition, leaf area index, productivity, etc.
- Applications of remote sensing in conservation and management of wetlands.
- Human activities and climate change impacts and resilience of wetlands.
Dr. Mingming Jia
Dr. Dehua Mao
Dr. Zongming Wang
Dr. Monica Rivas Casado
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 2400 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.