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Earthworms

Earthworms

Earthworms have a great influence on nature and agriculture. They are the staple food of many meadow birds and also have a strong positive effect on plant growth. However, due to a lack of knowledge, very little research is done on earthworms. This was reason for Aquila Ecologie to develop a method that can automatically determine the length and volume of earthworms. The software is being developed to also determine stage, ecological group and even species.

Method

In the field we catch earthworms and take pictures of all specimens, with a reference object next to them. Because the size is known, the software can use a smart technique to estimate the length and volume. We use an Artificial Intelligence model to determine the stage, ecological group and species. Aquila Ecologie has the knowledge to check the determinations of the software (randomly). Aquila Ecologie can carry out the fieldwork including analysis, but also only the analysis.

Earthworms
Earthworms

Application

With the Aquila Ecology method, research into earthworms has become much more accessible and cheaper. As a result, research into this species group can be applied in many areas: for analysis of soil life, research into food for meadow birds and much more.

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