We have a new paper on use of drones in vegetation studies in journal Ecological Indicators Characterizing vegetation complexity with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – A framework and synthesis. This joint effort of COST action HARMONIOUS provides a general framework for UAS-assisted vegetation surveys.

Jana co-authored a paper on black locust Robinia pseudoacacia dominated vegetation types of Southern Europe: species composition, history, distribution and management in journal Science of the Total Environment.

CRC Press publishes a book Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies with Jana’s chapter UAS for Nature Conservation–Monitoring Invasive Species.

In collaboration with colleagues from COST Harmonious, we published new paper Assessing the Accuracy of Digital Surface Models Derived from Optical Imagery Acquired with Unmanned Aerial Systems in journal Drones.

Our collaboration with French colleagues from IRSTEA Grenoble resulted in article Using Single- and Multi-Date UAV and Satellite Imagery to Accurately Monitor Invasive Knotweed Species published in Remote Sensing journal.

Jana Mullerová collaborated on the article Long-term survival in soil of seed of the invasive herbaceous plant Heracleum mantegazzianum.

Review On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring was published in collaboration with other COST HARMONIOUS team members.

In journal Frontiers in Plant Science we published an article assessing the role of right timing of the data acquisition for detection of invasive species (giant hogweed and knotweeds). Müllerová, J., Brůna, J., Bartaloš, T., Dvořák, P., Vítková, M., & Pyšek, P. (2017). Timing is important: unmanned aircraft versus satellite imagery in plant invasion monitoring. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 887.

Presentation at the conference Small UAS for Environmental Research in Worcester was published as an article focused on detection of black locust using unmanned aircraft – Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., Brůna, J., Dvořák, P., & Vítková, M. (2017). Unmanned aircraft in nature conservation – an example from plant invasions. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38 (8-10): 2177-2198.

An article describing black locust invasion in Central Europe and its economical and ecological consequences – Vítková M., Müllerová J., Sádlo J., Pergl J., Pyšek P. (2017). Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) beloved and despised: A story of an invasive tree in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 287-302.

Presentation on ISPRS congress in Praque was published as Müllerová, J., Brůna, J., Dvořák, P., Bartaloš, T. & Vítková, M. (2016). Does the data resolution/origin matter? Satellite, airborne and UAV imagery to tackle plant invasions. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B7, 903-908.

Book chapter dealing with black locust management – Vítková M., Pergl, J., Sádlo, J. (2016). Black locust in the Czech Republic: from global ecology to local management. In: Krumm F. and Vítková L. (eds): Introduced tree species in European forests: opportunities and challenges. European Forest Institute, Freiburg, p. 306-318.

Presentation during International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics in Toronto was published as – Dvořák, P., Müllerová, J., Bartaloš, T., and Brůna, J. (2015). UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ALIEN PLANT SPECIES DETECTION AND MONITORING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 83-90, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-83-2015.

Article focusing on ecological requirements of black locust – Vítková M., Tonika J., Müllerová J. (2015). Black locust – successful invader of a wide range of soil conditions. Science of the Total Environment 505: 315-328.

Article dealing with detection of giant hogweed using aerial imagery and RapidEye satellite – Müllerová J., Pergl J. & Pyšek P. (2013). Remote sensing as a tool for monitoring plant invasions: testing the effects of data resolution and image classification approach on the detection of a model plant species Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed). International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 25: 55–65.

Long-term analysis of giant hogweed invasion progress from aerial imagery – Müllerová J., Pyšek P., Jarošík V. & Pergl J. (2005). Aerial photographs as a tool for assessing the regional dynamics of the invasive plant species Heracleum mantegazzianum. Journal of Applied Ecology 42 (6): 1-12.