International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Over the past 15 years, there has been great effort to inspire and engage women and girls in science. However, according to a study conducted in 14 countries, the probability of women graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD in science-related field are 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while those percentages for male…

Satellite data fusion: what it is, and what it could do for ecology and conservation science

Henrike Schulte to Bühne Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, UK   In the 21st century, ecologists and conservation scientists have embraced satellite imagery as a valuable tool for mapping and monitoring ecosystems, species and threats to biodiversity. Multispectral and radar satellite data in particular have become mainstream sources of ecological data. These two…

Remote sensing for coastal ecosystem monitoring and management

Call for content for Special Issue Coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, salt marshes, corals and seagrasses, provide substantial benefits to humanity, yet are under ever-increasing threat of degradation and disappearance from a combination of land use and climate change (such as sea level rise, drought and storm intensity). With about 10% of the global human population living in…

Pictures or pellets? Comparing camera trapping and dung counts as methods for estimating population densities of ungulates

Sabine Pfeffer Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden   Researchers, conservationists and stakeholders all over the world are confronted with an important question: What is a reliable, time and cost efficient method to monitor changing wildlife communities? Which census method is most suitable for reliable population estimates? Is there one method that would work…

Plains to Peaks: Mapping wetlands and riparian areas in the Rocky Mountains

Stephen Chignell Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA   Wetlands and riparian areas are important for an array of landscape functions, including flow regulation, nutrient cycling, and wildlife habitat. However, human activities are resulting in considerable losses of wetlands worldwide, which is of particular concern in semi-arid and arid landscapes like the Western United…

Open Call for Associate Editors

See below for German, Spanish, French and Portuguese versions The Zoological Society of London is looking for active researchers to join the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation is a fully open access journal that aims to provide a forum for rapid, peer-reviewed publication of novel,…