Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Biological Diversity"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012) | Viewed by 181087
Interests: connections between ecosystems, resource use and climate change: tropical deforestation, forest degradation, and climate change; chemical and biological diversity of tropical forests; fire-herbivore dynamics in African savannas; invasive species impacts on ecosystems; long-term effects of land use on biogeochemical cycles
Biological diversity underpins a variety of biospheric functions as well as the services provided by ecosystems such as carbon sequestration, water quality, recreational resources and cultural identity. Remote sensing holds much promise for mapping and monitoring biodiversity, but today, it remains at an early stage of scientific development. This special issue will draw from ongoing studies focused on remote observation of spatial patterns and temporal changes in biodiversity on land and in aquatic ecosystems, and from local to global scales. Here we compile state-of-the-art research that specifically addresses the detection or monitoring of biodiversity in the context of classical species diversity, floristic composition, invasive species, and functional diversity.
Prof. Dr. Gregory Asner
- biological diversity
- floristic composition
- functional diversity
- invasive species
- species diversity