Mikkel Brydegaard Sørensen
I have a background as electrical engineer, but I am currently pursuing research in the field of applied optical spectroscopy. I consider insects and birds as large atmospheric particles with very interesting properties. I am interested in the interaction between insects, birds and light ranging from deep ultraviolet through visible and out into the infrared. I try to understand this interaction on a microscopic level, and then I use this knowledge and apply LIDAR (laser radar) methods for monitoring and classifying these bio-aerosols. My favorite topic in this regime is what I refer to as remote microscopy.
These approaches bring novel insight and new opportunities in studying and quantifying behavior of flying animals on an ecological scale of kilometers. Some of the possibilities include marking and remote detection of very small species by fluorescent powders or remote coloration measurement of nocturnal migrating birds. We can also measure the general flight activity of insects; we can relate it to temperature, wind and compare flight preferences of genders and species. Since the electro-optical systems we operate with provide very accurate timing of insect occurrences we are able to record and quantify e.g. the chasing between genders or between predators and prey.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Applications of KHZ-CW Lidar in Ecological Entomology
- Daily Evolution of the Insect Biomass Spectrum in an Agricultural Landscape Accessed with Lidar
- Development of a Scheimpflug Lidar System for Atmospheric Aerosol Monitoring
- Effective parameterization of laser radar observations of atmospheric fauna
- Exploitation of Multi-Band Lidar for the Classification of Free-Flying Migratory Birds : A Pilot Study over Athens, Greece
- Inelastic hyperspectral lidar for profiling aquatic ecosystems
- Observations of movement dynamics of flying insects using high resolution lidar
- Probing insect backscatter cross-section and melanization using kHz optical remote detection system
- Realistic Instrumentation Platform for Active and Passive Optical Remote Sensing.
- Applied kHz optical remote sensing for determination of insect flight direction and relative size
- Atmospheric aerosol monitoring by an elastic Scheimpflug lidar system
- Complete parameterization of temporally and spectrally resolved laser induced fluorescence data with applications in bio-photonics
- Continuous-wave differential absorption lidar
- Towards Quantitative Optical Cross Sections in Entomological Laser Radar - Potential of Temporal and Spherical Parameterizations for Identifying Atmospheric Fauna.
- Design and validation of a fiber optic point probe instrument for therapy guidance and monitoring
- Does relaxed predation drive phenotypic divergence among insular populations?
- Investigation of atmospheric insect wing-beat frequencies and iridescence features using a multispectral kHz remote detection system
- Super Resolution Laser Radar with Blinking Atmospheric Particles - Application to Interacting Flying Insects
- Development of a novel combined fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopy system for guiding high-grade glioma resections _ Confirmation of capability in lab experiments
- Has the inbreeding load for a condition-dependent sexual signalling trait been purged in insular lizard populations?
- Novel combined fluorescence/reflectance spectroscopy system for guiding brain tumor resections - hardware considerations
- On the Exploitation of Mid-infrared Iridescence of Plumage for Remote Classification of Nocturnal Migrating Birds
- Staining-free malaria diagnostics by multispectral and multimodality light-emitting-diode microscopy.
- Aspects of Optical Broad Band Spectroscopy and Information Extraction - Applications in Medicine and Ecology
- Chemometric approach to chromatic spatial variance. Case study: patchiness of the Skyros wall lizard
- In vivo measurements of diffuse reflectance and time-resolved autofluorescence emission spectra of basal cell carcinomas
- Rare Events in Remote Dark-Field Spectroscopy: An Ecological Case Study of Insects
- Tea classification and quality assessment using laser-induced fluorescence and chemometric evaluation