SOIL INVERTEBRATE IMAGING CALL – FEBRUARY 2023
In order to streamline global monitoring of soil invertebrates we are developing an automatic image analysis tool. We will open this tool for community use to facilitate data collection across soil biodiversity projects. At present we are building a training library of images for different taxonomic groups of soil invertebrates across size classes.
This is an open call for soil animal ecologists and taxonomists around the world with an invitation to image their personal collections of soil invertebrates and send these images to us.
No prior knowledge on imaging is required to participate. Together, we will be able to build a diverse training library as a methodological basis for the future soil zoology. Contributors are invited to join the first paper which will be published to report results of our test analysis.
Read PDF for the detailed information: SBF Team – scanning call.pdf
Register using this form: https://forms.gle/xqUuG1XAidVYqxJ96
We are welcoming new members of our global community! We especially encourage soil ecologists from so far underrepresented countries in global soil biodiversity assessments (Africa, Asia, South America) to contribute. Please, carefully read About us and contact National coordinators. If your country is not yet included, write to the Central team.