Special session on Living Planet Symposium 2019 - call for abstracts opened
Call for abstract for our Special session C6.01 “Advances in environmental monitoring thanks to unmanned aircraft“ to be held at Living Planet Symposium 13 – 17 May in Milano is opened by 11 November 2018 at https://lps19.esa.int/abstracts. More details on the session here. Symposium is free
See you all there!
Article on survival of giant hogweed seeds
Jana Mullerová collaborated on the article Long-term survival in soil of seed of the invasive herbaceous plant Heracleum mantegazzianum.
Review On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring
Review On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring was published in collaboration with other COST HARMONIOUS team members.
Special session on Living Planet Symposium 2019
Our proposal for Special session „Advances in environmental monitoring thanks to unmanned aircraft“ during Living Planet Symposium (13-17 May 2019, Milano) was accepted! Looking forward your contributions
Presenting our research in US
Jana Mullerová presented our research at several events in US during her Fulbright Scholarship, such as ASPRS conference in Denver, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence in South Dakota, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in South Dakota, ASPRS Pacific Southwest Region
Technical Meeting at San Diego State University, and Wyoming UAV Symposium in Laramie.
New project UAS approach for monitoring plant invasions
We have a new project UAS approach for monitoring plant invasions over different spatial and temporal scales starting soon - July 2018!
Collaboration with IRSTEA group in Grenoble, France
Our long-term collaboration with the IRSTEA research group in Grenoble, France (project DYNARP) focusing on knotweeds is now supported be a small project enabling us to exchange ideas, generate joint manuscripts and plan future research.
End of our project TAČR
By the end of 2017, our three and half year project TAČR TA04020455 (2014-17) Detection and monitoring of invasive species came to the end. Nevertheless we are continuing our research on spatio-temporal patterns of invasions.
Members of the team from Institute of Botany and Brno University of Technology take part in the new European action COST HARMONIOUS ( CA16219; Harmonization of UAS techniques for agricultural and natural ecosystems monitoring), focusing on application of unmanned aircraft technology for both natural and agricultural ecosystems, and constitutes 31 countries. The first meeting was held in October 2017 in Brussels.
At the EMAPI 2017 conference in Lisabon we presented two talks „The role of timing in plant invasion monitoring using UAV“ a „Controversial Robinia pseudoacacia in Europe – a site-specific strategy for sustainable management“.
UAS4Enviro 2017 conference
During the conference UAS4Enviro 2017 at Vila Real we presented a poster Dvořák P., Bartaloš T., Brůna J., Vítková M. & Müllerová J. Towards an unmanned system optimized for invasive plant species mapping.
During the annual IAVS conference in Palermo, a poster „Müllerová J., Bartaloš T., Brůna J., Dvořák P., Kašpar V., and Wild J. Unmanned aircraft, a valuable tool in vegetation structure assessment“ was presented.
Timing is important
In journal Frontiers in Plant Science we published an article assessing the role of right timing of the data acquisition for detection of invasive species (giant hogweed and knotweeds). Müllerová, J., Brůna, J., Bartaloš, T., Dvořák, P., Vítková, M., & Pyšek, P. (2017). Timing is important: unmanned aircraft versus satellite imagery in plant invasion monitoring. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 887.
Unmanned aircraft in nature conservation - an article published
Presentation at the conference Small UAS for Environmental Research in Worcester 2016 was published as an article focused on detection of black locust using unmanned aircraft - Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., Brůna, J., Dvořák, P., & Vítková, M. (2017). Unmanned aircraft in nature conservation – an example from plant invasions. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (8-10): 2177-2198.
Black locust beloved and despised
An article describing black locust invasion in Central Europe and its economical and ecological consequences was published - Vítková M., Müllerová J., Sádlo J., Pergl J., Pyšek P. (2017). Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) beloved and despised: A story of an invasive tree in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 287-302.
Conference Introduced tree species to European forests: challenges and opportunities
At the conference Introduced tree species to European forests: challenges and opportunities (2nd – 5th November 2016, Monte Verità, Switzerland) Michaela Vítková presented a talk Vítková M., Sádlo J., Pergl J., Pyšek P.: Black locust in the Czech Republic: from global ecology to local management. It was published in a book Krumm F. and Vítková L. (2016): Introduced tree species in European forests: opportunities and challenges.
Photogenic Science contest
Imagery acquired by unmanned aircraft is not only useful but can also be beatiful. One of our images of monitored locality in NIR spectrum („Wave“) was selected for the semifinal of Photogenic Science 2016 contest. Guess which one?
At NEOBIOTA 2016 conference (14-16 September 2016, 9th International Conference on Biological Invasions Biological Invasions: Interactions with Environmental Change) in Vianden, Luxembourg, we presented a poster Success of black locust Robinia pseudoacacia in Europe - the true story.
Josef Brůna attended and interesting conference GEOBIA (GEOgraphic-Object-Based Image Analysis) 14-16 September 2016 in Enschede, Netherlands, and presented a poster Monitoring of Invasive Knotweeds (Fallopia sp.) Using UAV and Satellite Imagery
ISPRS Congress in Prague
During the ISPRS congress (12-19 July 2016 in Prague) Jana Müllerová presented a talk „Does the data resolution/origin matter? Satellite, airborne and UAV imagery to tackle plant invasions“, published as an article in ISPRS journal The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences.
Small UAS for Environmental Research Conference
Jana Müllerová attended a conference Small UAS for Environmental Research organized by the University of Worcester, 28-29th June 2016, and presented a talk „Unmanned aircraft for detection & monitoring of invasive plant species“.
Living Planet Symposium Praha
During Living Planet Symposium organized by European Space Agency in Prague in 9 to 13 May 2016 we presented a poster Detection, Monitoring and Control of Invasive Plant Species: A Hybrid Approach.
Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi 2015)
During the 13th International Conference Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions (EMAPi, September 20 - 24, 2015) the project team presented a poster on unmaned aircraft application for invasive species detection (see abstract).
Participation on 6th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing
Member of our team J. Brůna participated in 6th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing held in Bucharest 14 — 18 September 2015. During the course, he extended his knowledge on the latest remote sensing techniques and had a chance to introduce our project to other participants.
IAVS Symposium Brno
58th Symposium IAVS, July 19 - 24, 2015 was held in Brno under the patronage of the Masaryk University. J. Mullerová presented a talk on invasion monitoring under the special session Remote Sensing for Vegetation Science
New article in ISPRS Archives
New article Dvořák, P., Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., and Brůna, J.: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ALIEN PLANT SPECIES DETECTION AND MONITORING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 83-90, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-83-2015, 2015.
Conference Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics
During the International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics (UAV-G Conference August 30 — September 2, 2015) project team presented a talk on use of unmanned aircraft in alient species detection and monitoring