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Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh


In this book, we introduce the use of drones for wildlife conservation. We provide a broad overview of when drone technology can be useful for wildlife conservation before going into the different types of drones that are available and the basic configuration of such systems. After this we discuss the various types of sensors that are being used to obtain data and the various applications for those sensors by us and others. We discuss the various applications of sensors and discuss research that we and others have conducted with those. The usage of drones for surveillance is discussed as well ... More

Keywords: UAV, drones, conservation, wildlife technology, wildlife survey, land cover mapping, land cover classification, remote sensing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Serge A. Wich, author
Professor, Liverpool John Moores University

Lian Pin Koh, author
Professor, University of Adelaide