Daily Evolution of the Insect Biomass Spectrum in an Agricultural Landscape Accessed with Lidar

Mikkel Brydegaard, Alem Gebru, Carsten Thure Kirkeby, Susanne Åkesson, Henrik Smith

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    We present measurements of atmospheric insect fauna intercepted by a static lidar transect over arable and pastoral land over one day. We observe nearly a quarter million of events which are calibrated to optical cross section. Biomass spectra are derived from the size distribution and presented against space and time. We discuss detection limits and instrument biasing, and we relate the insect observations to relevant ecological landscape features and land use. Future directions and improvements of the technique are also outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number22004
    JournalE P J Web of Conferences
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27) - New York, United States
    Duration: 5 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 27


    Conference27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27)
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew York


    • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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