Multi-Sensor UAV Tracking of Individual Seedlings and Seedling Communities at Millimetre Accuracy

Buters TM, Belton D, Cross AT. 2019. Multi-sensor UAV tracking of individual seedlings and seedling communities at millimetre accuracy. Drones 3: 81 

The increasing spatial and temporal scales of ecological recovery projects demand more rapid and accurate methods of predicting restoration trajectory. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) offer greatly improved rapidity and efficiency compared to traditional biodiversity monitoring surveys and are increasingly employed in the monitoring of ecological restoration. However, the applicability of UAV-based remote sensing in the identification of small features of interest from captured imagery (e.g., small individual plants,