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Although biodiversity has been studied a lot, most species are still unknown to science. A project led by professor Otso Ovaskainen will automate the collection of DNA and audio samples and camera trap images from over 450 locations around the world, and employ top-of-the-line statistical analysis methods. The project could potentially map up to half the global diversity of insects and fungi. Ovaskainen along with collaborators from Sweden and the US was granted the highly competitive Synergy funding from the European Research Council ERC. Congratulations!
Global biodiversity to be mapped with the help of specialized automated equipment and statistical mathematics | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

The project could potentially map up to half the global diversity of insects and fungi.