FaunaPhotonics is Copenhagen-based and is running a biodiversity initiative in summer and autumn 2022. We place sensors around Denmark to collect insect observations and biodiversity data. The data can be accessed through FaunaPhotonics’ customer portal and can be compared – with other habitats and locations or at the same location during a time period. With this, we can identify effective interventions that enhance biodiversity.
During July 2020 we tested our sensor technology with Syngenta at Lystrup gods in Denmark. Placing sensors in a natural field margin and in a planted flower strip.
Syngenta and FaunaPhotonics praise biodiversity initiatives and ideas present in Danish agriculture.Kiri Miyaca Fløistrup2022-03-28T14:28:55+02:00
Biodiversity is on everyone’s agenda these days and for a good reason. For the past couple of years media has been full of stories about insect decline, fewer insects on car windows in the summer and problems getting enough pollinators for agricultural crops. According to the 2019 Global Risks Report, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse is considered one of the ten greatest risks facing society today.
In January 2020 our data analyst Klas Rydhmer, who has been part of the company since 2016, began an industrial PhD with the working title: Development of automated and non-intrusive monitoring of pollinators and insect biodiversity using optical sensor.
Biodiversity is on everyone’s agenda these days and for a good reason. According to the 2019 Global Risks Report, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse is considered one of the ten greatest risks facing society today (5). Since 1970, the world has lost 60% of its global vertebrate population, and more than 40% of insect species are declining rapidly (6). Seilbold et al. reported that the decline in flying insects are thought to be caused by human land use (2). Landscape simplification can lead to the decrease of ecosystem service-providing organisms (4).