For long, the dichotomy between modern technology and ecology has flourished in academic debates and conservation practices. Yet, increasingly we witness how modern technology enhances biodiversity through innovative nature conservation research, strategies and practices. Modern conservation science and practice operate at and push the frontier of technology. Tags, sensors, DNA sequencing, big data, new materials, high speed cameras, drones, AI, facial recognition technology, bioacoustics, synthetic biology and AI are the new binoculars and loupes, enabling more effective biodiversity conservation.
Ecologist professor David Coomes, University of Cambridge, was the keynote speaker. Three young Wageningen scientists reflected on their innovative work in relation to the theme.
The official celebration of our 101st Dies Natalis included an inspiring symposium on the theme organised by the Wageningen Graduate Schools. During this symposium young talented researchers presented their innovative work.
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