The present era is critical for the planet's biodiversity, which is experiencing radical changes at a rate unprecedented in history. Population growth, industry and agriculture all place increasing pressure on habitats. But new technologies are enabling more detailed and efficient mapping and monitoring of ecologically important landscapes. Find out how satellites and data are helping companies determine the locations where their activities will cause least harm, and how researchers plan to enlist the public to help preserve biodiversity through smartphone technology and crowd sourcing.
"Mapping and identifying biodiversity: using new technology to understand our ecosystem" By Prof Kathy Willis, Dr Peter Long, Dr Timos Papadopoulos and Thomas Nickson
20 February 2014