Call for Submissions – Special Issue on the Scholarship and Impacts of Professor Nina S. N. Lam

Special Issue on the Scholarship and Impacts of Professor Nina S. N. Lam

Expected Date for Publication:  2024
Special Issue Editors:                   Michael Leitner (
                                                         Jane Read (

This special issue recognizes Professor Nina S. N. Lam’s ~45 years of contribution to Geographic Information and Environmental Sciences. From her first publications on spatial/areal interpolation methods in the early 1980s, she evolved into an internationally recognized scholar known for her leadership in diverse research areas, from scale, resolution, and fractals to environmental health, disaster resilience, and sustainability. Professor Lam, who currently holds the E. L. Abraham Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies title, has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including the inaugural Carolyn Merry Mentoring Award from the UCGIS (2016), being named a Fellow of both the AAG (2020) and the UCGIS (2016), as well as being named a LSU Rainmaker, recognizing one of the top 100 research and creative faculty (2008), and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award (2006). Her legacy in research, teaching, and service continues through her many students, who are actively contributing to Geographic Information Science (GISc) in academia, government, and the private sector, including the second co-guest editor of this special issue.

This special issue celebrates the outstanding scholarly work of Professor Lam. We invite original contributions from her students, collaborators, and anyone impacted and influenced by her work. Topics covered should be broadly situated within remote sensing, disaster/environmental sciences, sustainability, environmental health, and GISc, including but not limited to subjects related to her research and impact. Please contact special issue editors for questions and suggestions.

Interested authors should send a manuscript title and short abstract (about 250 words, including the authors’ names and affiliations) to the special issue editors (; by July 15, 2023 (see complete publication timeline below).

Manuscript length should be around 5,000-6,000 words. All submissions will be subject to standard PE&RS peer review processes. See Instructions for authors ( All submissions should be made online at the Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Manuscript Central site ( Authors must select “Special Issue” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process and identify the “Scholarship and Impacts of Professor Nina S. N. Lam Special Issue” in their cover letter. New users should first create an account. Once logged on to the site, submissions should be made via the Author Dashboard. Online user guides and access to a help desk are available on this website.

Timeline for publication of PE&RS Special Issue:

Manuscript Proposal Deadline (Title and Abstract):  July 15, 2023
Submission Deadline:                                                    January 31, 2024
Information about Acceptance:                                   on a rolling basis
Submission of Revised Manuscript Deadline:           June 30, 2024
Publication in PE&RS:                                                    2024