Autonomous surveillance for biosecurity

Raja Jurdak, Alberto Elfes, Branislav Kusy, Ashley Tews, Wen Hu, Emili Hernandez, Navinda Kottege, Pavan Sikka
2015 Trends in Biotechnology  
The global movement of people and goods has increased the risk of biosecurity threats and their potential to incur large economic, social, and environmental costs. Conventional manual biosecurity surveillance methods are limited by their scalability in space and time. This article focuses on autonomous surveillance systems, comprising sensor networks, robots, and intelligent algorithms, and their applicability to biosecurity threats. We discuss the spatial and temporal attributes of autonomous
more » ... urveillance technologies and map them to three broad categories of biosecurity threat: (i) vector-borne diseases; (ii) plant pests; and (iii) aquatic pests. Our discussion reveals a broad range of opportunities to serve biosecurity needs through autonomous surveillance.
doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2015.01.003 pmid:25744760 fatcat:ym4i2cgeengrrpge3q5ofqpqke