Projects

Projects

First flights over experimental farms of the EU-project “DIVERSify”

In cooperation with the Animal ecology and multitrophic interactions lab one of several experimental sites within the EU-H2020 project “DIVERSify” (www.plant-teams.eu) was investigated using our MD4-1000 multicopter. The acquired RGB and CIR image data will be analyzed to estimate vegetative biomass of different crop species growing in monocultures and mixtures under different management intensities. A long-time aerial monitoring is planned for 2019.

Projects

Analysis of Invasiveness of Black Locust trees

In May 2018, our large MD4-1000 multicopter was used in East Germany. The main idea of this research study which was mainly developed by PhD student Christin Carl is to show the real measured invasiveness potential of black locust trees by using an UAS. Thereby, this study is a first step to create a tree invasiveness analyzing method for R. pseudoacacia. This approach, could be the basis to create a data base to appraise the real development and ecosystem changes basing on R. pseudoacacia and further non-native and native species. Overall we have collected over 120 Gigabyte of RGB and multispectral image data in 2 days. For our new pilot Pia it was the first flight campaign in the field. She did a very good job.