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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Invasive Alien Species—towards Effective Monitoring and Management"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 8719
Special Issue Editors
Interests: ecology of invasions; plant geography; nature conservation
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Interests: environmental science; ecological engineering; geoinformatics; remote sensing; hydrological modeling
Special Issue Information
Globalization through increased trade, transport, travel, and tourism inevitably increases the intentional or accidental introduction of various organisms to new environments. Invasive alien species (IAS) are recognized as one of the most important threats to biodiversity on a worldwide scale, and the problem has been addressed in many international and national documents.
Aichi Target 9 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 under the Convention of Biological Diversity and Regulation (EU) 1143/2014 on invasive alien species (the IAS Regulation), fulfilling Action 16 of Target 5 of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, as well as national strategies on IAS, have outlined the essential goals that require research and education, practical actions, and organizational and legal solutions.
One of the crucial tasks is to develop objective and effective methods and tools to identify and map the distribution of IAS in various spatial and temporal scales. Remote sensing technologies in this field have advanced rapidly in recent years and are increasingly adopted in various fields of science and sectors of the economy (e.g., nature conservation, forestry, agriculture, water management, spatial planning).
This Special Issue aims to collect recent research results and experiences related to their implementation in practice. It is dedicated to the use of remote data acquisition technologies concerned with the detection, mapping, and monitoring of invasive alien species (IAS), enabling their widespread use in further research and in various sectors of the economy. We also encourage you to share research that did not deliver the expected results and to discuss the limitations of the methodology used, which will allow us to develop the most effective, transferable, and least costly procedures.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Influence of spatial and spectral resolution on the quality of invasive species detection—practical constraints and possible opportunities;
- Effectiveness of data fusion in IAS identification;
- Classification algorithms utilised in IAS identification;
- Spectral discrimination of IAS;
- Invasive species detection: weaknesses and strengths of remote sensing methods;
- Distribution mapping of IAS and tracking their spread at different spatial scales;
- Invasion monitoring with remote sensing for the development of the national, subnational or site-based observation and monitoring systems for IAS;
- Early detection of IAS: new methods and variables relevant to use for rapid response;
- Risk assessment of IAS through remote sensing;
- Detection of landscape dynamics caused by IAS by the integration of multiple complementary tools;
- Multitemporal analysis for IAS mapping;
- Multiscale assessment of the occurrence and diversity of invasive plant species;
- Management planning for protected areas and administrative units with the use of remote sensing and integrated tools;
- Invasive species control programmes: the use of remote sensing in planning the control/eradication and evaluation of effects.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Tokarska-Guzik
Dr. Sylwia Szporak-Wasilewska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Spatial and spectral resolutions
- Data fusion
- Classification algorithms
- Spectral discrimination
- Invasive species
- Distribution mapping
- Invasion monitoring
- Early detection
- Risk assessment
- Landscape dynamics
- Multitemporal analysis
- Multiscale assessment
- Management planning
- Invasive species control programs