Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced last week that 4 M$ would be invested in the research project taking place at the Canadian Airborne Biodiversity Observatory (CABO). The project brings together researchers from four Canadian universities and seven foreign academic institutions under the supervision of the IRBV’s Étienne Laliberté.
The main purpose of the project is to study the changes in plant biodiversity across Canada with the help of spectranomics. This new technology involving drones, planes and satellites will help monitor changes in plant composition and map out biodiversity. In doing so, CABO may very well revolutionize the way plant biodiversity data is collected in Canada and elsewhere in the world.
Read the NSERC press release
Read the UdeM Nouvelles newsbrief (in French)