Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data

  title={Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data},
  author={Alex Bush and Rahel Sollmann and Andreas Wilting and Kristine Bohmann and Beth Cole and Heiko Balzter and Christopher Martius and Andr{\'a}s Zlinszky and S{\'e}bastien Calvignac‐Spencer and Christina A. Cobbold and Terence P. Dawson and Brent C. Emerson and Simon Ferrier and Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert and Martin Herold and Laurence Jones and Fabian H. Leendertz and Louise Matthews and James D. A. Millington and John R Olson and Otso Ovaskainen and David G. Raffaelli and Richard Reeve and Mark‐Oliver R{\"o}del and Torrey W. Rodgers and Stewart Snape and Ingrid J Visseren-Hamakers and Alfried P. Vogler and Piran C. L. White and Martin J. Wooster and Douglas W. Yu},
  journal={Nature Ecology \&Evolution},
Understandably, given the fast pace of biodiversity loss, there is much interest in using Earth observation technology to track biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services. However, because most biodiversity is invisible to Earth observation, indicators based on Earth observation could be misleading and reduce the effectiveness of nature conservation and even unintentionally decrease conservation effort. We describe an approach that combines automated recording devices, high… 

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