New tree monitoring systems: From industry 4.0 to nature 4.0

- Recently, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have grown rapidly and represent now a unique opportunity to improve our environmental monitoring capabilities at extremely low costs. IoT is a new system of thinking in which objects, animals or people are equipped with unique identifiers and transfer data to a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The development of these technologies in environmental monitoring domains allows real-time data transmission and numerous low-cost monitoring points. We have designed a new device, the TreeTalker©, which is capable of measuring water transport in trees, diametrical growth, spectral characteristics of leaves and microclimatic parameters and transmit data in semi-real time. Here we introduce the device’s features, provide an example of monitored data from a field test site and discuss the application of this new technology to tree monitoring in various contexts, from forest to urban green infrastructures management and ecological research. © 2019 Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria. All rights reserved.

Authors
Valentini R. 1, 3 , Marchesini L.B. 3, 2 , Gianelle D.2 , Sala G. 3 , Yarovslavtsev A.4 , Vasenev V.I. 3 , Castaldi S. 3, 5
Publisher
Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria
Number of issue
2
Language
English
Pages
84-88
Status
Published
Volume
43
Year
2019
Organizations
  • 1 Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
  • 2 Department of Sustainable Agro-ecosystems and Bioresources, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige, Italy
  • 3 Department of Landscape Design and Sustainable Ecosystems, Agrarian Technological Institute, RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 4 LAMP, Russian Timiryazev State Agrarian University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 5 University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Caserta, Italy
Keywords
- Internet of Things; Ecophysiology; Tree monitoring
Date of creation
24.12.2019
Date of change
24.12.2019
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/55513/
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