Special Issue about Agricultural Monitoring in MPDI

Special Issue about Agricultural Monitoring in MPDI

Together with our colleagues from University of Copenhagen, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) we have a special issue on „Monitoring Agricultural Land-Use Change and Land-Use Intensity“ online at MPDI Remote Sensing.

This Special Issue will draw from ongoing advancements and novel developments in earth observation methodologies to assess agricultural land-use intensity and land-use change, with special emphasis on “big remotely-sensed data” analysis, data fusion techniques, time-series analysis, etc. We specifically encourage the submission of studies on the mapping of grazing patterns in grassland ecosystems and land abandonment. Papers that address the integration of remote sensing, and both the biophysical and human dimensions of agricultural land-use and land-use change, are also encouraged.

With these issues in mind, we invite you to submit methodological and applied studies, as well as review papers, with respect to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Assessment of spatial and temporal patterns of cropland expansion/contraction—abandonment and intensification/de-intensification;
  • Assessment of spatial and temporal patterns of grazing;
  • Data fusion techniques (SAR, LiDAR, optical remote sensing products) and analysis of big remotely-sensed data analysis for agricultural intensity and change studies;
  • Interdisciplinary studies on the utilization of remote sensing to map agricultural land-use change and linkage with socio-economic, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes.

Find out more here: www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/agricultual_luclui

Source of satellite image: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA