Biodiversity is one of the most important components for the functioning of global ecosystems and represents the basis for the existence and future of mankind. Nevertheless, so far only about 10-20% of all species are known and their function in the ecosystem described. In close cooperation with the Center for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery at the Museum of Natural History Berlin, new methods are being developed to digitize large insect collections and automatically determine their species. In this way, changes in the ecosystem can be detected.

Animation insect 360 degrees
The figure shows an insect photogrammetrically imaged from different perspectives.