Climate researcher from Aarhus University honoured for the original research idea of the year

Toke Thomas Høye, a senior researcher at the Department of Bioscience, becomes the first recipient of a new award from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for this year's original research idea.

2018.10.11 | Anne-Mette Siem

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A hoverfly (marked with a red square) pollinating white dryas in southern Greenland. The original idea is to use cameras with automatic insect recognition to register how climate change is affecting the interaction between plants and pollinating insects. Photo: Toke Thomas Høye

Seniorforsker Toke Thomas Høye. Foto: Aarhus Universitet

Toke Thomas Høye, senior researcher. Photo: Aarhus University

 

Toke Thomas Høye is to receive the award for his research to develop new methods to make it possible to investigate the impact of climate change on the interaction between plants and pollinating insects.  

In his BITCue project, which earlier this year received DKK 2.6 million. funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Toke Thomas Høye is examining the interplay between Arctic flowers and pollinators by means of surveillance cameras, automatic image recognition and artificial intelligence (machine learning). 

Using cameras, the artificial intelligence will be able to monitor and analyse which insects visit the flowers at different times.  

Read more about Toke Thomas Høye and the award for the original research idea of the year award (in Danish) in the press release from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

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