The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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While since many decades climate researchers are collecting data to document trends and to develop climate scenarios for the future, our planet is losing every year biodiversity, a process for which neither observation programs nor proper documentations exist. According to few case studies, Central Europe has lost since 1990 a large number of populations of insects and birds. However, because detailed biodiversity monitoring does not exist, causal analyses and regional documentations required to convince politicians and other stakeholders are missing.
We intend to combine for the AMMOD project innovative technologies and to adapt them to automatize the detection of species, in analogy to continuous measurements achieved with autonomous weather stations. For this purpose we are developing the following modules:
Pilot studies are currently being prepared.
The AMMOD project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The implementation of the project is overseen by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).