Special Issue "Technological Innovation to Support Reef Research and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2024 | Viewed by 7911
2. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, 1845 Wasp Blvd, Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, USA
Interests: ecological statistics; marine ecology; coral reefs; underwater photogrammetry
The Diversity journal is about to launch a Special Issue dedicated to Technological Innovation to Support Reef Research and Conservation.
Technological advancements in recent years have led to development of techniques for data acquisition and analysis and their application to reef environments to facilitate reef research and conservation activities. The focus of this Special Issue of the interdisciplinary open access journal Diversity is the development and adaptation of such techniques to increase the efficiency of ecological research on subtidal reefs (e.g., rocky, coral or mesophotic reefs), including but not limited to the use of eDNA, remote sensing (ranging from satellite remote sensing to underwater photogrammetry), unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles and machine learning. As the impacts of climate change are expected to increase worldwide, these new techniques can play key roles in effective monitoring of marine ecosystems. We welcome submissions that are focused on a broad range of innovative approaches to enhance our understanding of reef environments.
Dr. Atsuko Fukunaga
Dr. John Burns
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.
- reef monitoring
- remote sensing
- machine learning