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New Approaches to Vertebrate Biodiversity Assessment Using Acoustic Recording

Title of Project

New Approaches to Vertebrate Biodiversity Assessment Using Acoustic Recording

Name of Advisor/s

Lin Schwarzkopf

College

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

The ability to store large amounts of information has revolutionised data collection in many fields.  Acoustic data is information rich, and we can now collect and store a great deal of such data, but analysis and understanding lags behind collection of data.  We will be examining pattern and process in frog and bird calls collected from a variety of sources for a variety of reasons to assess biodiversity in northern Australia.

Key Words

frogs, birds, acoustic data, patterns, environmental impacts

Would suit an applicant who

Is interested in data manipulation to discover patterns in frog and/or bird calling in relation to a variety of sources of variation: environmental disturbance, climate change, anthropogenic impacts, and/or to detect and better understand rare species