Special Issue "Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Forestry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 8033
Interests: climate change; water cycle; vegetation change; remote sensing; vegetation-climate interactions
Interests: forest meteorology; forest hydrology; climate change; forest carbon estimation
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Recent advances in big data in Earth observations have fostered interdisciplinary studies of forest dynamics and management, as well as their interactions with the environment. Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an interesting and efficient solution for big data applications in forestry. AI-based approaches, e.g., a variety of deep learning models, are currently mainly dedicated to forest monitoring, assessment, mapping, and predictions, e.g., using satellite remote sensing images, for smart decision making in forest management. In such cases, deep learning models have indicated excellent performances. In the era of big data, there are emerging opportunities to utilize deep learning models to improve our understanding of forest dynamics and forest–climate interactions in the warming environment, and explainable artificial intelligence methods can be used to obtain explanations of the model results. Therefore, original research papers using AI approaches to improve our understanding of forestry are welcome in this special collection.
Topics may include but are by no means limited to:
- Forest mapping and change detection;
- Forest disturbance and damage assessment;
- Forest threat and health monitoring;
- Ecosystem service assessment;
- Forest carbon estimation;
- Smart decision system of forest management;
- Wildfire risk assessment and prediction;
- Forest meteorology;
- Forest–climate interactions.
Prof. Dr. Guojie Wang
Prof. Dr. Zengxin Zhang
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. Forests 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.
- artificial intelligence
- remote sensing
- forest hydrology
- climate change