The diversity of landscape is assessed on the basis of aerial photographs taken at different angles in relation to the horizon. An innovative method is an application of unmanned aerial vehicle, which was equipped with a set of cameras for taking, among others, HD movies and photos in the infrared.
The photographic material will be interpreted by image processing methods. On this basis several indices of landscape diversity will be developed. These indices will allow to characterize different elements that directly affect the landscape diversity and the status of biodiversity.

Unmanned aerial vehicle photo Rafał Pudełko

Monitoring of landscape diversity is conducted by the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - National Research Institute in Puławy. 

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