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Effectiveness of distributed decision (crowdsourcing) wildfire detection: evaluation of the hummingbird network smoke detection service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52895
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Not restricted February 2020 EVALUATION OF THE HUMMINGBIRD NETWORK SMOKE DETECTION
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Smoke detection service
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.6
Language
English
Abstract
Hummingbird Network, a British Columbia company, presented its crowdsourcing wildfire detection concept (the Hummingbird Network Smoke Detection Service) during the 2016 Wildland Fire Canada conference. In January 2017, as a follow-up to the conference, Hummingbird Network provided a live demonstration to AAF, BC Wildfire Service, and FPInnovations in Edmonton, Alberta. After a successful demonstration, and at the request of the wildfire agencies, FPInnovations committed to working with Hummingbird Network to provide an evaluation of its wildfire detection system.
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SBW-AID: drone based adaptive and intelligent SBW defoliation detector

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8136
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Vepacomma, Udayalakshmi
Date
2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
technological advances, detection of the early signs of insect epidemics (i.e., low levels of severity seen
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Vepacomma, Udayalakshmi
Date
2021
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Spruce budworm
Drones
Detection
Series Number
OT 262
Language
English
Abstract
Native forest insects are an essential part of the forest ecosystem. However, increased density beyond a threshold, or their invasive nature – as seen with Spruce budworm (SBW) in eastern Quebec in recent years – can cause long-lasting damage to a healthy ecosystem. Developing tools and means for identifying risk early on, to effectively deploy control measures, has been one of the critical objectives of collaborative research through the “SBW Early Intervention Strategy” network, with researchers from NRCanCFS, the Healthy Forest Partnership, provincial governments, universities, industry, and FPInnovations. This information is especially needed for the comprehensive forest management program used for timely intervention in New Brunswick.
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Tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette : Des chercheurs innovent avec un projet de science citoyenne

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8278
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Chaperon, Nathalie
Martel, Veronique
Date
2016
Material Type
Technical note
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Chaperon, Nathalie
Martel, Veronique
Date
2016
Material Type
Technical note
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Detection
Spruce budworm
Samples
Détection
Tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette
TBE
Science citoyenne
Participation du public
Bénévoles
Recensement
Collecte de données
Echantillons
Piège
BioSim
Trajectoires papillons
Series Number
OT 234
Language
French
Abstract
Faced with the scourge of the spruce budworm, scientific researchers from Natural Resources Canada have set up an original "Budworm Trackers" project calling on citizens to collect data in the field. Launched in the summer of 2015, this citizen science campaign is being repeated in the summer of 2016. It provides essential data to researchers for the advancement of knowledge of this insect pest.
Abstract
Face au fléau de la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette, des chercheurs scientifiques de Ressources naturelles Canada ont mis sur pied un projet original « Pisteurs de tordeuses » faisant appel aux citoyens pour collecter des données sur le terrain. Lancée à l’été 2015, cette campagne de science citoyenne est reprise à l’été 2016. Elle fournit des données essentielles aux chercheurs pour l’avancement des connaissances sur cet insecte ravageur.
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Une vraie trappe à... champignons

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8290
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Tousignant, Aude
Berube, Jean
Date
2016
Material Type
Technical note
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Tousignant, Aude
Berube, Jean
Date
2016
Material Type
Technical note
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Detection
Diseases
Data recording
Fungi
Détection
Maladie du rond
Science citoyenne
Participation du public
Recensement
Collecte de données
Echantillons
Champignon exotique pathogène
Series Number
OT 240
Language
French
Abstract
Exotic fungi are an emerging threat to Canada's forests and Canadian Forest Service (CFS) researchers are studying the tree diseases they cause in Canada. Canadian Forest Service (CFS) researchers are studying the tree diseases they cause in order to control their spread. to control their spread. To do this, they need to make the right diagnosis in order to limit the impact of these diseases on the overall forest resource. At this stage, one of the difficulties encountered by researchers is the precise identification of fungal species. Indeed, many of these species are difficult to identify, Many of these species are difficult to observe. This article focuses on the mushroom Heterobasidion irregulare, responsible for the roundworm disease, and how citizens can contribute to the contribute to the scientific knowledge about this pathogen.
Abstract
Les champignons exotiques constituent une nouvelle menace pour les forêts canadiennes et des chercheurs du Service canadien des forêts (SCF) étudient les maladies des arbres qu’ils causent en vue de lutter contre leur propagation. Pour ce faire, ils doivent poser le bon diagnostic afin de limiter l’impact de ces maladies sur l’ensemble des ressources forestières. À cette étape, une des difficultés rencontrées par les chercheurs est l’identification précise des espèces de champignons. En effet, plusieurs de ces espèces sont difficilement observables. Cet article se concentre sur le champignon Heterobasidion irregulare, responsable de la maladie du rond, et sur comment des citoyens peuvent contribuer à l’avancée des connaissances scientifiques sur cet agent pathogène.
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Use of molecular diagnostic tools for pest detection in forestry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8070
Author
Uzunovic, Adnan
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
March 2021 USE OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS FOR PEST DETECTION IN FORESTRY PROJECT NUMBER
Author
Uzunovic, Adnan
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Detection
Insects
Inspection
Pathogens
Regulations
Research
Wood
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2021 N.31
Language
English
Abstract
Large volumes of forest products are traded internationally. With this comes an increased risk of moving forest pathogens associated with these products. To protect both forest health and international trade, prevention or control of pest movement and establishment needs to be done using approaches which result in minimal trade interruption. Rapid, economical, and accurate detection, identification and risk assessment of pathogens is one of the key aspects of successful management. Significant developments in the last two decades in genomics has enabled more accurate and rapid detection of pathogens. However, many of these techniques have not been thoroughly tested in wood and lack associated standards governing their use in a regulatory setting. There are ongoing concerns that these new methods will add regulatory compliance costs to industry and other stakeholders, or that they will be used improperly and unduly limit market access. To address these concerns, it is critical that the capabilities and limits of these tools are well understood by both industry and international regulators, and that standards are developed to govern their use to help reduce the threat of pests while minimizing the impact to trade. This report summarizes current technologies and suggests ways forward.
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