Animal 3D Ecology: Ecosystem Structure Reconstruction & Application

Knowledges about processing of interactions within organisms, between organisms and environment form bedrock of understanding how ecosystem organized. Interactions in forest ecosystem are inferred from patterns of spatial-temporal co-occurrence or avoidance in physical space. Based on the complexity of three-dimensional (3D) ecosystem, ecologists urgently need accurate in-situ data to construct nonlinear relationships and describe complex interacting systems. The reconstructed 3D ecosystem structure provides accurate in situ data to help us description interactions in a unified dimension. Although, reconstruction of 3D environment structure has gradually become an effective means for ecologists to study the interaction, research on 3D animal structure has lagged. We provided a 3D animal remote sensing platform combined with multi-platform lidar can obtain the 3D structure of animals and environment, which not only fills the blank of obtaining 3D animal structure data in the wild, but also forms a complete 3D ecosystem structure including animal and environment information. Under the premise of reconstructing 3D ecosystem structure, it is possible to develop complex interaction systems, and base on the process of interaction between animals and environment to promote the further development of animal 3D ecology.


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