Flower richness green veining : Monitoring flower richness using remote sensing & artificial intelligence

Rooij, S.A.M. van; Meijninger, W.M.L.; Eupen, M. van; Los, S.; Bairam, U.


Green veining consists of natural linear elements in the landscape. Think of alder girths, hedgerows, hedges and hedges, avenues, thickets, quays and dikes, garden walls, flowery (plot) edges and verges.
The green veins is an important habitat for many plants and animals and functions as a corridor for different ecosystems.
Dikes are a valuable part of the green veining system in the Netherlands. Many plant species are found on flower rich dikes, such as the little pimpernel, the harebell, wild carrot, parsnip, yarrow and yellow morning star. The many continuous kilometers of flower-filled dikes form a network with a high biodiversity. The dikes are important habitats for many species, where they find food and nesting places. In addition, the linear dikes are used by many species as a connection between other, large habitats. Flower rich dikes are also important for the safety of dikes; they are more resistant to erosion due to the structure of the rooting.