Smart Insect Cameras

Recent studies have shown a worrying decline in the quantity and diversity of insects at a number of locations in Europe (Hallmann et al. 2017) and elsewhere (Lister and Garcia 2018). Although the downward trend that these studies show is clear, they are limited to certain insect groups and geographical locations. Most available studies (see overview in Sánchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys 2019) were performed in nature reserves, leaving rural and urban areas largely understudied. Most studies are based on the long-term collaborative efforts of entomologists and volunteers performing labor-intensive repeat measurements, inherently limiting the number of locations that can be monitored. Click here to read more…

Authors: Laurens Hogeweg, Theo Zeegers, Ioannis Katramados, Eelke Jongejans. Source: Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 3: e39241 doi: 10.3897/biss.3.39241