In a new paper, led by Eric Stoll at the University of Guyana, we have demonstrated that PlanetScope Satellite imagery can detect changes in insect communities after gold mining. This research builds new methods for rapid biodiversity assessment, with application to tropical rainforest conservation.
Citation: Stoll, E., A. Roopsind, G. Maharaj, S. Velazco, and T. T. Caughlin. (In Press). Detecting gold mining impacts on insect biodiversity in a tropical mining frontier with SmallSat imagery. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.