This January, the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, in partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University, debuted a new scholarly journal exploring the applications of geospatial technology in natural resource management.
The Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources publishes double-blind peer-reviewed articles that utilize geospatial technology to quantify, qualify, map, monitor and manage natural resources.
Dr. Daniel Unger, the journal’s editor-in-chief, said the new publication fills a long-needed niche for natural resource managers in the spatial science field.
“We are confident that this exciting new opportunity will allow natural resource professionals an outlet for their applied geospatial research,” said Unger, SFA professor of spatial science in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.
Given the comprehensive range of natural resource management, the journal welcomes research from a diversity of natural resource disciplines such as forestry, wildlife, water, agriculture, soil-science, entomology and recreation. Furthermore, the journal features an assortment of applied geospatial disciplines involved in natural resource management, including satellite digital imagery, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and digital aerial photography.
The open-access journal is published by bepress, a digital scholarly publishing service, and hosted by SFA’s Scholarworks through the Center for Digital Scholarship. Currently, bepress publishes over 200 peer-reviewed journals from top universities around the world.