Ya know, that all sounds so wonderful, but one of the problems I think with the permaculture community is lack of objective documentation of anything that has a real effect. Not saying that it isn't important, not saying that it isn't the single most important factor, but the original poster is talking about "measuring" health. Something tangleable that can be written down on a piece of paper.
Dave Lodge wrote:For me the healthiness of the forest would be in bio-diversity and diverse wildlife capacity.
Just because you are incapable of "fathoming" it, that doesn't mean it's "unfathomable". My professional career spans the fields of forestry, biological control, and microbiology, and although I am not inimately knowledgeable about all the literature about Spotted Owls, or Monarch Butterflies, I know that others are, and they do a very good job of turning them into quantifiable data that can be studied and acted upon.
Shawn Harper wrote: How do I quantify a spotted owl or a monarch butterfly, I can't fathom it.
Ronaldo Montoya wrote:
This is for an experimental project im working on, i need to be able to send the health value in real time into a software im developing .
Which variable that can be mensurable in a forest can represent the healthiness of it?
Is it possible to automatically measure biodiversity? The idea is to have some kind of sensor in the forest or cam that can automatically measure the amount of healthiness in real time.