Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Environmental Sustainability: Monitoring Terrestrial Biodiversity

S. Pringle, Z. G. Davies, M. A. Goddard, M. Dallimer, E. Hart, L. E. Le Goff, S. J. Langdale

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It is critical to protect Earth’s biodiversity, not just for its own intrinsic value, but also for the ecosystem services it underpins. Yet biodiversity is in crisis, with up to 1 million animal and plant species at risk of extinction, many within decades. This dire projection has captured world attention and triggered major mitigation efforts, but we are faced with problems in assessing global trends in biodiversity – which species, taxa, habitats and ecosystems are suffering the greatest declines? Are current mitigation measures having any positive impact? To answer key questions such as these, ecologists are seeking the help of robotics and automated systems (RAS) experts in the monumental task of attempting to monitor the state of biodiversity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEPSRC UK-RAS Network
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)2398-4422
ISBN (Print)2398-4414
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameWhite Papers
PublisherEPSRC UK-RAS Network
ISSN (Print)2398-4414
ISSN (Electronic)2398-4422

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