Plant sampling method: using drones with our technology for conservation purpose ?
Plant sampling method using drone technology has revolutionized the field of botany and conservation biology. In difficult areas where endangered species are located, drones combined with our technology provide a safe and efficient means of collecting physical plant samples for study and propagation. The ultimate goal of our technology is to complete the conservation life cycle for organisms located in difficult areas, from location to collection, then cultivation and out planting. This helps to perpetuate critically endangered species and promote biodiversity.
Reasons for physical plant sampling and the benefits of using our technology with drones
The use of our drone technology in plant sampling offers several benefits. Firstly, it allows botanists and conservation biologists to study specimens and augment the genetic diversity of existing ex situ collections. Secondly, it helps to understand propagation techniques that could work for a particular species. Thirdly, drones enable the collection of seeds for growth in a nursery, which can then be out planted to restore or enhance the habitat of the species in question.
Documenting and rediscovering endemic species with imagery surveys
Remote drone sampling technologies such as DeLeaves® and Mamba enable researchers to safely collect physical plant samples in a fraction of the time it would take using other methods such as rappelling or climbing. Precision is critical in plant sampling, as many small plants need to be sampled, such as the Euphorbia Eleanoriae, and the Kadua St-Johnii.
Precision and criticality in drone sampling of tiny plant species
NTBG drone specialist Ben Nyberg has described the combination of drone technology and botany as « groundbreaking, » and highlights the impact it has had on both species conservation and knowledge of cliff environments. The use of drones for plant sampling has gained media attention as well, with Reuters and Scientific American covering the topic.
Excitement over Groundbreaking Robotics and Botany Combination in Plant Sampling
The use of drone technology for plant sampling is a game changer in the field of botany and conservation biology. It offers a safe, efficient, and precise means of collecting physical plant samples for study and propagation, which ultimately helps to perpetuate critically endangered species and promote biodiversity.