The health of ecosystems based on the ground beetle

EPFL scientists just published an open tool for predicting the dynamics of ground beetle populations—important bioindicators for sustainable park management and for monitoring ecosystems—in Italy's Gran Paradiso National ...

Identifying light sources using artificial intelligence

Identifying sources of light plays an important role in the development of many photonic technologies, such as lidar, remote sensing, and microscopy. Traditionally, identifying light sources as diverse as sunlight, laser ...

Remote sensing applied to estimate lake clarity in China

Water quality and trophic state evaluation of inland waters is important, as they are crucial water resources for drinking, industrial and agricultural use. Secchi disk depth (SD) is usually adopted as a reliable proxy for ...

Observing phytoplankton via satellite

Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess ...

Burned area trends in the Amazon similar to previous years

Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year—sparking an international media frenzy. A detailed analysis, using data from the European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative, indicates that while there was a small ...

Clearing up cloudy climate predictions

U.K. scientists are taking to the skies as part of a major international research campaign to better understand the behaviour of clouds and their role in climate change.

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