Ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing for assessing biodiversity hotspots (ARC Discovery Project administered by the University of Tasmania) (2018–2021)

Abstract:
Robust indicators are central to the complex problem of conserving vegetation biodiversity. The project aims to address this by developing advanced techniques for interpreting data from ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing of essential indicators in Australian biodiversity hotspots. A key objective is to bridge the `scale gap¿ between lowresolution global satellite data and detailed but localised on-ground assessment of biodiversity ¿ by developing the science to enable the use of ultrahigh-resolution spectral and structural 3D data captured by unmanned aircraft systems. The expected benefit is to significantly advance international efforts in the large-scale validation of biodiversity indicators mapped from satellites.
Grant type:
University of Tasmania
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliated Professor
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Funded by:
University of Tasmania