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Title: Perspectives on next-generation technology for environmental sensor networks

Author: Benson, Barbara J.; Bond, Barbara J.; Hamilton, Michael P.; Monson, Russell K.; Han, Richard.;

Date: 2009

Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment -- Doi:10.1890/080130

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Sensor networks promise to transform and expand environmental science. However, many technological difficulties must be overcome to achieve this potential. Partnerships of ecologists with computer scientists and engineers are critical in meeting these challenges. Technological issues include promoting innovation in new sensor design, incorporating power optimization schemes, integrating appropriate communication protocols, streamlining data management and access, using innovative graphic and statistical analyses, and enabling both scientists and the public to access the results. Multidisciplinary partnerships are making major contributions to technological advances, and we showcase examples of this exciting new technology, as well as new approaches for training researchers to make effective use of emerging tools.

Keywords: wireless networks, cyberinfrastructure, thermal properties, sensor arrays, monitoring

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Benson, Barbara J.; Bond, Barbara J.;Hamilton, Michael P.; Monson, Russell K.; Han, Richard. 2009. Perspectives on next-generation technology for environmental sensor networks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. P 9.


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