Monitoring insect diversity with hyperspectral lidar

Hyperspectral lidar offers a revolutionary approach to monitoring insect diversity by analyzing wing interference patterns.

Insects play a vital role in our ecosystems by aiding in crop pollination, decomposition, and nutrient recycling. However, we are witnessing a decline in both the population of insects and the diversity of species.

The main reasons for their disappearance are habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. So, across the planet, we implement strategies to protect insects and their habitats, and we follow up to see if we succeed. 

“Halt biodiversity loss” is one of the United Nation’s World Goals. But how do you count and classify free-flying insects?

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