[Coral-List] Special Issue of the International Journal of Remote Sensing

Sam Purkis purkis at nova.edu
Mon Jul 4 07:38:07 EDT 2011

Hi Coral List,

Please see below an announcement for a Special Issue of the 
International Journal of Remote Sensing. I post as it may be of 
interest to those of you who work on air- and space-borne assessments 
of reefs. If you're interested in contributing a manuscript, please 
contact the Guest Editors - John Brock, Jeffery Danielson, and myself.

All the best,

Sam Purkis
National Coral Reef Institute
Nova Southeastern University

Title:  Emerging Methods for the Study of Coastal Ecosystem Landscape 
Structure and Change

Guest Editors: John C. Brock, Jeffery J. Danielson, and Sam Purkis

Coastal landscapes are heterogeneous, dynamic, evolve over a range of 
time scales due to intertwined climatic, geologic, hydrologic, 
biologic, and meteorological processes, and are also heavily impacted 
by human development, commercial activities, and resource 
extraction.  A diversity of complex coastal systems around the globe, 
spanning glaciated shorelines to tropical atolls, wetlands, and 
barrier islands are responding to multiple human and natural 
drivers.  Comprehensive interdisciplinary research based on diverse 
remote sensing observations coupled to process studies and models is 
required to understand coastal ecosystem landscape structure and 
change.  Moreover, new techniques for coastal mapping and monitoring 
are increasingly serving the needs of policy-makers and resource 
managers across local, regional, and national scales.  Emerging 
remote sensing methods associated with a variety of instruments and 
platforms are a key enabling element of integrated coastal ecosystem 
studies.  These investigations require both targeted and synoptic 
mapping, and involve the monitoring of formative processes such as 
hydrodynamics, sediment transport, erosion, accretion, flooding, 
habitat complexity and modification, land cover change, and carbon fluxes.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Remote Sensing is 
intended to serve as a forum for researchers to communicate findings 
on the following broad topics: 1) the merging of multi-source 
elevation data to create cross-environment topobathymetric models, 2) 
capturing shallow submerged morphology in wetlands and across shallow 
embayments, estuaries, and coral reefs, 3)  mapping the physical and 
ecological structure of regional land cover and biotopes, benthic and 
terrestrial habitats, and wetlands, 4) advances in spaceborne, 
airborne and ground-based lidars,  5) sensing vegetation canopy 
structure, and 6) the analysis of coastal biotic and abiotic change.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2011
Please contact one of the Guest Editors if you intend to submit a manuscript:

John C. Brock
US Geological Survey
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Mail Stop 915-B, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA  20192 , Ph#: 703-648-6053, Fx#: 703-648-5464
Email: jbrock at usgs.gov

Jeffery J. Danielson
US Geological Survey, EROS Data Center
47914 252nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD  57198-9801
Ph#:  605-594-6148, Email: daniels at usgs.gov

Sam Purkis
National Coral Reef Institute, Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University, 8000 North Ocean Drive
Dania, FL  33004, Ph#:  954-262-3647
Email: purkis at nova.edu

Sam Purkis, PhD
National Coral Reef Institute (Assoc. Professor)
Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University
8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania
FL 33004

(954) 262-3647 (phone office)
(954) 927-1593 (phone home)
(954) 600-9983 (mobile)

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