Special Issue "Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Remote Sensing Data Handling and Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: forest remote sensing; geomatics; forest inventory; biodiversity; decision support systems;
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Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 14, 38123 Povo (TN), Italy
Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 S. Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy
Interests: biodiversity estimate; ecological informatics; remote sensing; species distribution modelling
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There is an increasing awareness that several approaches and indicators should be considered for evaluating the multiple dimensions of biodiversity. For example, the EU Biodiversity Strategy aims to halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe, contributing to the UNECE goal of stopping future global biodiversity loss. To meet such an ambitious goal, consistent and operational monitoring systems to acquire the necessary information at a variety of spatial and temporal resolutions are urgently needed. Remote sensing technologies are essential for studying biodiversity change over space and time, thus making it a crucial tool for supporting proper management and conservation of ecosystems.
In this framework, we are glad to edit this special issue on “Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Remote Sensing Data Handling and Analysis".
The special issue is dedicated to presenting robust remote sensing data gathering and statistically sound analysis procedures for deriving meaningful ecological proxies that can be related to biodiversity and ecosystem services at different spatial and temporal scales. Contributions possibly spanning long time periods, and/or large geographical extents are especially welcome. Studies should rely on the integration between earth observation imagery and data collected in the field. Studies based on remote sensing active or passive sensors from satellite, aerial or drone platforms are welcome.Prof. Dr. Gherardo Chirici
Dr. Duccio Rocchini
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- Biodiversity proxies by remote sensing
- Ecosystem services
- Temporal trends
- Spatial estimations
- Spatial modeling
- Forest ecology
- Forest inventory
- Free and open source software
- Global change
- Plant community ecology
- Productivity proxies
- Remote sensing data analysis
- Remote sensing data handling
- Spatial heterogeneity
- Species distribution modelling