Insect monitoring with fluorescence lidar techniques: field experiments.
- Atomic Physics
- Evolutionary ecology
Publishing year: 2010
Publication/Series: Applied Optics
Document type: Journal article
Results from field experiments using a fluorescence lidar system to monitor movements of insects are reported. Measurements over a river surface were made at distances between 100 and 300 m, detecting, in particular, damselflies entering the 355 nm pulsed laser beam. The lidar system recorded the depolarized elastic backscattering and two broad bands of laser-induced fluorescence, with the separation wavelength at 500 nm. Captured species, dusted with characteristic fluorescent dye powders, could be followed spatially and temporally after release. Implications for ecological research are discussed.
- Biological Sciences
- ISSN: 2155-3165