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Day 4: Rise Of The Roboscientist

Celebrating Biology Week 2016

Advances in the quality, size and availability of remote sensor technology has created an explosion of research detailing landscapes, habitats and animal behaviours that were never able to be documented before. Scientists are now able to map geological sites, measure environmental processes or track animal movement patterns across vast or inaccessible environments, such as across the plains of Africa or in the depths of the ocean.

Important ecological processes and species-specific behaviours are being discovered, and we can use these data to make predictions about habitat destruction or outbreaks of disease. The possibilities of remote sensing technologies for science are endless and exciting.

Today, we present a selection of our top articles on research on remote science and explain more about the Rise of the RoboScientist in today's blog.

The Realm of Remote Science

Is the future of science in the hands of Robo Scientists? Is automated scientific discovery already possible? Find out what's happening in the research world and learn more about how remote science is moving beyond human limitations. 

Blog Posts

"Winner of the BMC Ecology 'Landscape ecology and ecosystems' photography award 2016"

Have a look at the winning image in this year's photography competition and learn why it was selected and what it reveals about the benefits of drone technology in ecology.

Read our Top Remote Science Articles

Read our collection of reviews, editorials and research articles, covering remote science and more.

From Animal Biotelemetry

From BMC Veterinary Research

From Ecological Processes

From Environmental Systems Research

From Frontiers in Zoology

From Marine Biodiversity Records

From Movement Ecology

For more research on automation and related articles visit our website and access over thousands of open access articles!

Biology Week 2016 Rise of the RoboScientist has been curated by Emma Buckland and Alexander Mulhern.