Monitoring Forest Vegetation Dynamics with Remote Sensing

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Modeling and Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 687

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Department of Forestry Sciences and Landscape Architecture, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Qt. de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: forestry; biomass; land cover dynamics; spatial analysis; wild fires; ecosystem services
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Dear Colleagues,

The combination of several factors such as rural fires, massive deforestation for agricultural crop installation, abandonment of degraded lands, climate change, increased demand for forest products and forest exploitation of monoculture in vast areas is leading to environmental and ecological imbalance situations.

The regular production of land cover maps is not carried out on a scale suitable for forest structure identification, nor with the temporal frequency for dynamics analysis. This way, the use of remote sensing techniques based both on aerial photographs and satellite images could be a very suitable procedure for a regular land cover analysis and classification, for map production and for monitoring forest vegetation dynamics.

More and more often, regular and free satellite images with high spectral and spatial resolutions all over the world are made available by NASA and by ESA. Further, software and hardware are available at friendly prices, giving researchers high autonomy to develop a wide variety of projects.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to contribute with your work to the Special Issue titled “Monitoring Forest Vegetation Dynamics with Remote Sensing”.

Dr. José Aranha
Guest Editor

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  • rural fires
  • forest management
  • forest recovery
  • forest regeneration and dynamics
  • landscape structure and composition
  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem services

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