Advances in remote sensing for sustainable forest management: monitoring and protecting natural resources


  • Rogério Pinto Espíndola
  • Nelson Francisco Favilla Ebecken



remote sensing, sustainable forest management, natural resource monitoring, forest cover assessment, biomass estimation, disturbance detection, biodiversity monitoring


Remote sensing has emerged as a powerful tool for the monitoring and management of forests, contributing to the sustainable utilization and protection of natural resources. This paper presents a review of recent advances in remote sensing techniques and technologies for forest management, highlighting their role in monitoring and protecting forests. The integration of remote sensing with other geospatial methods enhances the accuracy and efficiency of data acquisition, aiding in the assessment of forest cover, biomass estimation, disturbance detection, and biodiversity monitoring. Furthermore, the potential of remote sensing for supporting decision-making processes in sustainable forest management is explored, emphasizing its versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ability to provide invaluable insights at both local and global scales. The paper concludes by discussing current challenges and future opportunities in remote sensing applications for sustainable forest management.


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How to Cite

Espíndola, R. P., & Ebecken, N. F. F. (2023). Advances in remote sensing for sustainable forest management: monitoring and protecting natural resources. Revista Caribeña De Ciencias Sociales, 12(4), 1605–1617.