The new project WIPs-DE (“Wildpflanzenschutz Deutschland”) is part of the National Biodiversity Strategy, which has been conducted by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (“BfN”). Its goal is to preserve 15 endangered wild plant species for which Germany has a special responsibility. Germany therefore has a special responsibility for those species, because they either occur only here or the majority of their world population can be found in Germany. The contribution of our group (i.e., René Westerholt; in collaboration with the Botanical Garden of the University of Osnabrueck) will be the implementation of a mobile data acquisition platform as well as performing geo-statistical analysis on the collected data later on.
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