Special Issue "The Use of Geo-Spatial Tools in Forestry"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: wildfires; risk governance; coupled natural and social systems; ecosystem and forest management; forestry; fire risk mitigation; geographic information systems
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Interests: wildfire ecology and management; natural disasters; hazards management; disturbance ecology; forest ecosystem management; human–environment relationships; spatial analysis; geographic information systems
During the last two decades of the 20th century, forestry evolved in a way that made it inseparable from the use of geo-spatial tools. The emergence of geographic information systems and remote sensing catalyzed this shift toward a more computerized and spatially- and model-dependent forest science. Major national and international programs, such as LANDFIRE (USA) and Copernicus (EU), offer a wealth of forestry-related spatial data produced by applying advanced geo-informatics methods. These freely available datasets are being used in a wide range of forest and land monitoring-related applications. The combination of forest biometrics with remote sensing and other spatial data with various geo-spatial methods and approaches promises to provide land managers, foresters, and governance organizations with the necessary information that will enable them to better manage the environmental challenges of the next decade. This Special Issue “The Use of Geo-spatial Tools in Forestry” aims to cover recent developments in forestry science from the use of geo-spatial tools and approaches. Submitted papers should clearly show novel contributions and innovative applications of how forestry and geo-spatial tools can support any of the following forestry-related topics (but are not limited to these):
-Wildfire risk estimation and behavior modelling;
-Forest growth and biomass estimation under different scenarios;
-Climate change impacts;
-Habitat protection and conservation;
-Forest expansion and deforestation;
Dr. Palaiologos Palaiologou
Prof. Dr. Kostas Kalabokidis
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 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 1400 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.
- forest management
- forest biometrics
- remote sensing
- geographic information systems
- forest economics
- climate change