PROZEL | Forecasting threats to forest ecosystems using an innovative system for the recognition of odours

PROZEL | Forecasting threats to forest ecosystems using an innovative system for the recognition of odours

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Innowacyjny elektroniczny system rozpoznawania zapachów do prognozowania zagrożeń leśnych
Innovative R&D project developing odor-based system (electronic nose) based on sensors with high sensitivity and AI to monitor selected, particularly dangerous forest pests.

The threat of forests by various harmful microorganisms is growing due to changing climate conditions and spreading of non-native pathogens and pests.. Simultaneously the relevance of biological methods of monitoring and preventing forest degradation is increasing in the face of the chemical’s use restrictions. The main aim of the project is the development of an innovative device (electronic nose/ e-NOS), based on a matrix of broad-band electrochemical sensors and neural networks that would detect and analyse the odor-based signals e.g. pheromones of certain insect species. The examples of pathogens and pests addressed in the project include Dendrolimus Pini (L.) and Phytophthora oomycetes.
The developed system delivers comprehensive and complex information which allows to create a neural classifier (using artificial intelligence). The dedicated software was developed to perform the analysis of the data and create a database – library of signals, which will allow to detect the analytes sought in the field. For each application foreseen in the project (analysis of specific smells), dedicated sensory matrices were prepared.   

Origin of wood
Forest
Domain
Inventory, monitoring
Forest disturbances, risks
Keywords
pests sensors forest threats
Challenge addressed
1.- Improve forest resilience and adaption to climate change
Type of solution
Sensors, measurement equipment
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Poland
Scale of application
National
Start and end year
2018 - 2021
Contact data
Owner or author
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics
Reporter
Łukasiewicz Research Network - Wood Technology Institute (ITD)
Dobrochna Augustyniak-Wysocka
References and Resources
Project reference
Forecasting threats to forest ecosystems through the implementation of an innovative electronic system for the recognition of odors, co-financed by National Center for Research and Development (BIOSTRATEG III programme), 2018-2021, grant no. BIOSTRATEG3/347105/9/NCBR/2017
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0