Mapping Invasive Plant Species Using Drones

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Due to their isolation from mainland civilisation, tropical islands have grown to become rich in biodiversity. However, this isolation has made them particularly vulnerable to the ever-changing world we live in today. One major issue that these islands are facing is the presence of invasive plant species that are threatening the existence of native populations through competition for resources. Past attempts to map and monitor the presence of native and non-native vegetation on remote islands have been fraught with challenges. This is likely due to the high cost required to fly aircraft through these zones or to even generate high-quality […]