Special Issue "Mapping and Monitoring Forest Cover"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2020) | Viewed by 25291
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Interests: remote sensing; geospatial analysis; spatial data uncertainty; validation
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Forests cover over 30 percent of our planet and are very important for a variety of reasons including carbon storage, air quality, the products they provide, recreation, as habitats for many species, and so many others. Our ability to map and monitor our forests has never been more critical. Remote sensing and geospatial analysis provide many cutting-edge techniques for studying the forest. New developments in collection platforms such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have provided previously unavailable local imagery. New developments in sensors such as lidar, hyperspectral, and higher spatial resolution multispectral imagery offers unlimited opportunities. Freely available imagery (Landsat, Sentinel, and others) provides a multi-temporal analysis that was not previously possible.
This Special Issue is dedicated to advances in mapping and monitoring forests. Papers should include aspects of forest structure, type, and health for both local and global scales. Methods and applications of forest cover change are also very relevant. Techniques that show efficiencies gained for mapping and monitoring the forest from remote sensing and geospatial analysis are also welcome. Finally, the use of cloud computing has dramatically increased our ability to process imagery and conduct analysis. Papers demonstrating novel applications of these techniques applied to forests would be appropriate for this Special Issue.
Prof. Russell G. Congalton
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.
- Geospatial analysis of forests
- Forest cover
- Forest structure
- Forest health
- Forest change