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Post-Doc position Innovative Automated Pest Monitoring

25.04.2017 - Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University

The laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing is offering a 17 month Post-Doc position to develop an efficient and accurate monitoring system to identify the presence of Drosophila suzukii - also known as Spotted Wing Drosophila - flies in fruit orchards. The first step in controlling D. suzukii and preventing crop damage is recognising that the fly is present. A novel system will capture very high-resolution images of insect traps by means of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and these will be analysed in an automated image processing pipeline for the identification and counting of the number of D. suzukii per trap location.

The Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences. The mission of the group is to improve spatial competences for a sustainable world through research and education.

Deadline for applications: May 9 2017.

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