Deep Learning set to help herbariums automate species identification

August 14, 2017,AEDT

Herbariums around the world have large collections of sample sheets with dried plants pressed ready for  taxonomists to annotate, classify. This process often takes time and many herbariums don’t have the resources to catalogue the sample sheets, however researchers at Costa Rica Institute of Technology recently undertook a study using deep learning to | Read More

What does it take to save a species?

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Sometimes, high-voltage power wires according to the article written by Beth Daley for The Boston Globe Beth writes In a 250-foot-wide power line corridor off Route 163 in Southeastern Connecticut. Transmission corridors have long been considered symbols of environmental degradation, with their enormous steel skeletons and high-voltage lines slicing through | Read More

Scientists unveil plant DNA barcode

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Telegraph reports Scientists meeting at the third International Barcode of Life conference in Mexico City last week have agreed on a region of DNA that will be used to identify plants by genus in a new system of codification. Although genetic “barcoding” of animals, which allows scientists to identify animals | Read More

Department Begins Relocating Bakun, Murum Plant Species

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Bakun Dam under construction – IMAGE SOURCE: Flickr – mangkawah BERNAMA reports The Sarawak Forest Department (Malaysia) has started relocating various species of plants which will be affected by the Bakun and Murum hydroelectric dam projects. Its director Datuk Len Talif Salleh said the relocation of protected species started three | Read More