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