Special Issue "Detecting Anomalies and Tracking Biodiversity for Forest Monitoring"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marco Bascietto
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Guest Editor
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing (CREA-IT), 00186 Rome, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; forest ecology; forest management; ecosystems
Dr. Alessandro Alivernini
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Guest Editor
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing (CREA-IT), 00186 Rome, Italy
Interests: remote sensing; proximal sensing; ecophysiology; decision support systems; programming
Dr. Sofia Bajocco
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing (CREA-IT), 00186 Rome, Italy
Interests: vegetation phenology dynamics; landscape disturbance; fire spatio-temporal behavior; land cover change processes; remotely sensed data analysis; geoprocessing techniques; multivariate statistical methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spaceborne active and passive sensors potential for monitoring temporary or permanent land cover changes and biodiversity indicators in forested areas is getting more and more feasible due the availability of imagery with high resolution in space (3–30 metres) and time (3–10 days).

Remote sensing techniques and products depend on the different  spectral, spatial and temporal resolutions of the input datasets used, in the wide variability of disciplines, processing protocols and accuracy and resolution of results. The extent of the contribution that remote sensing may provide to standardized monitoring of forests and to the conservation status assessment of forest natural habitats (e.g., European Natura 2000 framework), is still uncertain at the country/regional scale.

We invite a wide range of contributions from applied and multi-disciplinary research to answer the need for continuous monitoring, reporting and verification systems that countries/regions have on their forested territories in order to support data-driven decisions for better governance and policy-making. We aim to publish papers that deal with providing operational tools allowing near-real time forest monitoring for the detection and quantification of anomalies (such as forest fires, summer droughts, and late frosts), monitoring land cover change dynamics (such as legal/illegal forest logging), and tracking biodiversity-related aspects by using environmental indicators as proxies, especially in protected areas and natural habitats.

Dr. Marco Bascietto
Dr. Alessandro Alivernini
Dr. Sofia Bajocco
Guest Editors

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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • forest
  • continuous monitoring
  • change detection
  • forest anomalies
  • fire
  • drought
  • frost
  • logging
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems
  • habitat quality
  • Natura 2000
  • conservation
  • biodiversity indicators

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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