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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2022.06.001
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Title (Primary) Emerging technologies revolutionise insect ecology and monitoring
Author van Klink, R.; August, T.; Bas, Y.; Bodesheim, P.; Bonn, A. ORCID logo ; Fossøy, F.; Høye, T.T.; Jongejans, E.; Menz, M.H.M.; Miraldo, A.; Roslin, T.; Roy, H.E.; Ruczyński, I.; Schigel, D.; Schäffler, L.; Sheard, J.K.; Svenningsen, C.; Tschan, G.F.; Wäldchen, J.; Zizka, V.M.A.; Åström, J.; Bowler, D.E.
Source Titel Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2022
Department iDiv; ESS
Volume 37
Issue 10
Page From 872
Page To 885
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords automated monitoring; computer vision; DNA barcoding; eDNA; entomology; radar
Abstract Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth, but their small size and high diversity have always made them challenging to study. Recent technological advances have the potential to revolutionise insect ecology and monitoring. We describe the state of the art of four technologies (computer vision, acoustic monitoring, radar, and molecular methods), and assess their advantages, current limitations, and future potential. We discuss how these technologies can adhere to modern standards of data curation and transparency, their implications for citizen science, and their potential for integration among different monitoring programmes and technologies. We argue that they provide unprecedented possibilities for insect ecology and monitoring, but it will be important to foster international standards via collaboration.
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van Klink, R., August, T., Bas, Y., Bodesheim, P., Bonn, A., Fossøy, F., Høye, T.T., Jongejans, E., Menz, M.H.M., Miraldo, A., Roslin, T., Roy, H.E., Ruczyński, I., Schigel, D., Schäffler, L., Sheard, J.K., Svenningsen, C., Tschan, G.F., Wäldchen, J., Zizka, V.M.A., Åström, J., Bowler, D.E. (2022):
Emerging technologies revolutionise insect ecology and monitoring
Trends Ecol. Evol. 37 (10), 872 - 885 10.1016/j.tree.2022.06.001