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LifeCLEF 2022 Teaser: An Evaluation of Machine-Learning Based Species Identification and Species Distribution Prediction


Building accurate knowledge of the identity, the geographic distribution and the evolution of species is essential for the sustainable development of humanity, as well as for biodiversity conservation. However, the difficulty of identifying plants, animals and fungi is hindering the aggregation of new data and knowledge. Identifying and naming living organisms is almost impossible for the general public and is often difficult even for professionals and naturalists. Bridging this gap is a key step towards enabling effective biodiversity monitoring systems. The LifeCLEF campaign, presented in this paper, has been promoting and evaluating advances in this domain since 2011. The 2022 edition proposes five data-oriented challenges related to the identification and prediction of biodiversity: (i) PlantCLEF: very large-scale plant identification, (ii) BirdCLEF: bird species recognition in audio soundscapes, (iii) GeoLifeCLEF: remote sensing based prediction of species, (iv) SnakeCLEF: Snake Species Identification in Medically Important scenarios, and (v) FungiCLEF: Fungi recognition from images and metadata.

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© 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. First Online: 05 April 2022. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No◦ 863463 (Cos4Cloud project), and the support of #DigitAG.

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