Backyard bird study: Enticing urban dwellers to engage with local birds around their home seminar

@JCU Backyard bird study: Enticing urban dwellers to engage with local birds around their home seminar

Backyard bird study: Enticing urban dwellers to engage with local birds around their home seminar

Seminar Notice for Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture Science with Sushi Seminar Series being held at the ATSIP Seminar Room 145.030, James Cook University Townsville on Tuesday 28 March 2017, at 11:00am. Video-link:   JCU Cairns, Room B1.107

A presentation by

Dr Mangalam Sankupellay, (pictured above) Computer Science & Information Technology, James Cook University

Abstract:

The potential of crowd sourced data gathering for ecological conservation escalates with the Internet of Things (IoT). The project aims to extend and develop the AB3 – Australian Backyard Bird Box, a situated, social, and gamified web based IoT application with a dedicated recording box to support wider community engagement in environmental conservation and biodiversity. The AB3 IoT prototype will enable urban dwellers to record audio of their environment to learn and identify the birdcalls they hear in their backyard. The AB3 IoT prototype will help to develop connections between people and both the environment and help create awareness about environmental conservation and biodiversity among urban dwellers.

Demo of B4:  Brisbane Backyard Bird Box, the predecessor of AB3  https://youtu.be/q4iIgQ2IY_o

This event is free of charge. No RSVP required.

Enquiries:

Diane Jarvis         Diane.Jarvis1@jcu.edu.au or 4781 6023

Jane Addison       Jane.Addison@jcu.edu.au or 4781 4506