This spring scientists at the University of Gothenburg started to investigate the interaction between invasive and native fish on the Swedish west coast. The activity is part of the ODF Sweden project PLAN-SUBSIM. A large part of the data collection takes place through underwater video recording and Koster Seafloor Observatory (KSO) will be used to streamline the analysis of the many hours of video recordings. “Invasions from alien species are expected to increase in the future, so it is absolutely critical that we learn how to use such new image analysis services” says Leon Green who studies how biodiversity can limit the spread of alien species.
About PLAN-SUBSIM, KSO and invasive fish
- PLAN-SUBSIM homepage.
- Koster Seafloor Observatory (KSO) at the Zooniverse citizen science platform.
- Predators and biodiversity as biocontrol of the invasive round goby (news post at University of Gothenburg).
- Leon Green: I have a particular interest in invasive species (news post at University of Gothenburg).
- Student and research projects based on KSO.
- Performance example of first object detection models for benthic fauna and habitat builders, from PLAN-SUBSIM