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Title: A novel laboratory method for the detection and identification of cyanobacteria using hyperspectral imaging : hyperspectral imaging for cyanobacteria detection
Authors: Pokrzywinski, Kaytee L.
Morgan, Cliff.
Bourne, Scott G.
Reif, Molly K.
Matheson, Kenneth B.
Hammond, Shea L.
Keywords: Cyanobacteria
Cyanobacterial blooms--Detection
Hyperspectral imaging
Water quality--Monitoring
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-21-3
Abstract: To assist US Army Corps of Engineers resource managers in monitoring for cyanobacteria bloom events, a laboratory method using hyperspectral imaging has been developed. This method enables the rapid detection of cyanobacteria in large volumes and has the potential to be transitioned to aerial platforms for field deployment. Prior to field data collection, validation of the technology in the laboratory using monocultures was needed. This report describes the development of the detection method using hyperspectral imaging and the stability/reliability of these signatures for identification purposes. Hyperspectral signatures of different cyanobacteria were compared to evaluate spectral deviations between genera to assess the feasibility of using this imaging method in the field. Algorithms were then developed to spectrally deconvolute mixtures of cyanobacteria to determine relative abundances of each species. Last, laboratory cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa and Anabaena sp. were subjected to varying macro (nitrate and phosphate) and micro-nutrient (iron and magnesium) stressors to establish the stability of signatures within each species. Based on the findings, hyperspectral imaging can be a valuable tool for the detection and monitoring of cyanobacteria. However, it should be used with caution and only during stages of active growth for accurate identification and limited interference owing to stress.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/EL TR-21-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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