Drones for butterfly conservation

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This is a drone as it was used by scientist Jan C. Habel - here the drone is fly
This is a drone as it was used by scientist Jan C. Habel - here the drone is flying across an agrarian used area in Kenya. (Photo: J. C. Habel/ TUM)
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High-resolution aerial Photographs provides information that is both up-to-date and tailored for the task at hand?information that could previously only be obtained by observations in the field and only for a limited spatial area. For the very first time, a team of scientists led by Jan C. Habel at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has used drones to predict suitable microhabitats for the larvae of endangered butterfly species (larval habitats), recently published in Landscape Ecology.


Butterflies react particularly sensitive on environmental changes as revealed by a recently published TUM study, which evaluated species community shifts covering a period of about 200 years. ...
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