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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.

[Translate to English:] En svirreflue (markeret med rød firkant) i gang med at bestøve rypelyng i Sydgrønland.
[Translate to English:] En svirreflue (markeret med rød firkant) i gang med at bestøve rypelyng i Sydgrønland. Den originale ide går ud på at lade kameraer med automatisk insektgenkendelse registrere, hvordan klimaændringer påvirker samspillet mellem planter og bestøvende insekter. Foto: Toke Thomas Høye

 

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.