The ARISE program provides an organized overview of all multicellular species in the Netherlands and the infrastructure needed to semi-automatically identify them. The program aims to facilitate ecological research and biodiversity monitoring via species identification from digital sources and DNA.
Researchers at IBED collaborate with partners at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute and the University of Twente, as well as collaborators from other organizations, to set up monitoring demonstration sites for collecting evidence of the occurrence of species. The teams will deploy multiple digital sensors including cameras, acoustic recorders and radar in various locations and habitats. Specimens and eDNA collected at the sites will provide additional data. The placement of monitoring equipment within the Artis Royal Zoo will show the public how automated sensors and eDNA can be used for ecological research and monitoring.
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UvA Assistant Project Manager for NIEBA ARISE