Opportunities

  • Call for paper submission - Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Grassland Ecosystem"

    Posted By: STi Forum

    Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Grassland covers 51% of the world’s land surface, and is among the most prominent biogeographic regions on the Earth for human welfare and livestock. The alpine pasture parts of grasslands are pronounced areas of high-altitude ecosystems, and are important in terms of climate change. The distribution of alpine pastures makes them fragile and sensitive to climate change, in order to ensure sustainable alpine pasture management. Nutrient rich grasslands and herbaceous vegetation play an important role in determining the grazing patterns of livestock, distribution of herbivore population, interlinkages with other trophic levels, and overall ecosystem health and stability. Common practices for detecting grass canopy properties, such as leaf area index, and biomass and chlorophyll content, require detailed sampling, biomass removal, and field settings. Because of the laborious job and inadequate data that is not representative of the population spatially, surveying and mapping techniques, like remote sensing, for estimating grass canopy properties in varying spatial and temporal scales, are therefore critical for a better understanding of grassland productivity, livestock population, and in response to the changing climate system, among other biophysical attributes. Satellite derived information can provide information to meet the requirements, through the involvement of all actors (livestock farmers and herdsmen/grazers; pastoral systems; and conservation specialists, researchers, and the mangers of protected areas). For these reasons, more research is warranted in order to better understand the capabilities and limits of the different sensor platforms and the retrieval algorithms for the inventory, monitoring, and management of grassland resources. This Special Issue is focused on advancing the range of remote sensing-based techniques for grassland characteristics, covering a wide variety of applications like carbon sequestration, vegetation–climate feedbacks, forage production, and so, but they are not limited to sites, data, and scales. We would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent research with respect to the following topics under three broad challenges. To Read More please visit the website....

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  • Diversity in Motion: A Youth Roundtable Discussion in Protesting Racism and Celebrating Diversity Worldwide

    Posted By: STi Forum

    Sparking a Global Movement In late May 2020, the world collectively witnessed the murder of George Floyd in a revolting case of police brutality. The events in Minnesota, and many similar others in North America (Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and others whose stories continue to be neglected), placed a spotlight on existing racial injustices worldwide and sparked a global movement unlike any other in history. In the United States, over 26 million Americans participated in more than 4700 demonstrations across all 50 states in the month of June alone, making it the largest movement in U.S. history.

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  • Upskilling a Billion People by 2030

    Posted By: STi Forum

    Youth are an active part of creating change. Join us for a workshop focused on gathering ideas on how youth can actively be part of helping in the challenge of upskilling a billion people by 2030 and how concrete and measurable steps can be implemented.

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