For many years we have been monitoring forest ecosystems, while conducting research and development projects (R&D) using the latest technologies. We implement the data collected during our research directly into our activities, and the methods we propose to obtain and process information about the forest sector are among the most modern and innovative in the country.
Thanks to cooperation with the international scientific community and representatives of the national forestry industry, we drew up and constantly developed proprietary monitoring methods that can be successfully used in the forestry sector.
We're here since 1998.
Our history goes back to 1998 when three friends have decided to make their dreams into reality and set up a business. An unusual fusion of knowledge of life sciences and IT was so unconventional for those times that it had naturally become a logical answer for the current needs of the Forestry. Over the years the company has developed into two distinct branches – IT for forestry and woodland management. After 15 years, we have decided to create two independent sister companies. From now on, next to Taxus SI Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]: Taxus UL Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.] (http://www.taxusul.com.pl/) and Taxus IT Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.] (www.taxusit.com.pl) have emerged. All companies operate effectively while keeping in mind their common history.
In 2007 Taxus SI has created a department dedicated solely to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) popularly known as drones. Its aim was to design an UAV that would allow us to capture clear footage of forest complexes.
In the following years, the platform we have created was successfully used for projects devoted to estimating animal numbers. During the course of the program, camera trapping was introduced as a reference value to the results of the drone method. It turned out to provide even more extensive, detailed and reproducible results. Therefore, ongoing company’s operations focus on the use of camera traps. Currently, in order to obtain even more accurate results in the outdoor areas, Taxus SI is also working on a combination of both methods.
Stanisław Pagacz (Muzeum i Instytutu Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
Julia Witczuk (Muzeum i Instytutu Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
Anna Zmarz (Wydziału Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego)