Special Issue of Remote Sensing "Analysis of Land Cover Change within Semiarid Environments Using Satellite Imagery and GIS"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Keith T. Weber Website
Guest Editor
GIS Training and Research Center (GIS TREC),Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
Interests: spatial analysis; land cover change; semiarid environments; multispectral satellite imagery; gis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The landscape is continually changing across the globe. Some of these changes may be considered advantageous, while others are a detriment to ecosystem health, water and air quality, wildlife habitat, and the socioeconomic services provided by the affected landscape. There are numerous drivers of land cover change, including the proximate drivers of fire, invasive plants, and herbivory along with the overarching and ultimate driver; the influence of the anthropic forces of land management.

Savanna ecosystems occupy 20% of the world’s land surface and provide numerous important socioeconomic services to our communities. These ecosystems, like so many others across the globe, are a witness to tremendous land cover change, including those noted above, as well as a transition from natural to agrarian or urban systems.

I invite you to participate in this very Special Edition of Remote Sensing and share your land cover change research in savanna ecosystems.  

Prof. Keith T. Weber
Guest Editor


  • Land cover change
  • Savanna
  • Savannah
  • Remote sensing
  • Fire
  • Invasive plants
  • Herbivory
  • Land management
  • Urbanization