GEOG researchers Dong (Tony) Chen, Joanne Hall, Michael Humber and Maria Zubkova are guest editing a special issue for Remote Sensing titled "Remote Sensing Applications in Wildfire Research and Management." Researchers working on fire-related projects are encouraged to submit to this special issue.
Wildfires are a major disturbance agent in many ecosystems and are capable of exerting substantial climatic, ecological, and societal impacts. Alongside ongoing climate change, they are expected to be more influential in the near future in many parts of the world. Due to their strong impacts, wildfires are being monitored and managed by land management agencies worldwide and have been the focus of numerous studies of various spatial scales carried out by the global scientific community. Because of its wide and consistent spatial coverage, remote sensing has been a key tool in the study of wildfires' various impacts.
This Special Issue aims to collect some of these recent accomplishments with the hope to inspire further development of fire-related remote sensing methodologies. These works can include but are not limited to developments related to remote-sensing derived fire products as well as developments in the estimation and understanding of how fire interacts with other variables at the landscape scale, such as fuel build-up, fuel post-fire succession, fire regimes, and vegetation type.
Submissions are due October 20, 2022. For manuscript submission information, visit this page.