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The latest scientific publication using ForBioSensing data

An important idea of ​​the LIFE program is the possibility of reusing both the obtained data and the developed methods of environmental management. From the beginning of the project, ForBioSensing tries to widely promote the data it collects and make it available for various purposes.

In today's news, we would like to present you the latest scientific publication, created with the use of data obtained under ForBioSensing. Richard K. Broughton (UK Center for Ecology & Hydrology), Jakub W. Bubnicki (Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and Marta Maziarz (Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences) in the article entitled The “Multi-scale settlement patterns of a migratory songbird in a European primaeval forest” published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, took steps to answer the following question: Is small forest bird cluster formation a natural behavior?

The authors report on the actions taken as follows: “We conducted the observations in a primeval forest, in the best preserved part of the Białowieża Primeval Forest. The object of our research was the forest warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix, which is a small songbird (body weight about 10 g). Wood warblers hibernate in the rainforests of equatorial Africa and nest in European temperate forests. Males arrive at the breeding grounds in spring, usually in the second half of April, and sing intensely, defending their territories.

To find out the spatial distribution of forest warblers, we mapped the locations of singing males. In the research, we used LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) aviation data provided by the Forest Research Institute (LIFE + ForBioSensing project), and satellite data. With this information, we were able to characterize bird habitats over a large area, around 5 x 6 km2, which would not have been possible with traditional ground-based methods. '

We invite you to read: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00265-020-02906-0



text. W.Duranowska, M.Maziarz

photo. M.Maziarz