Passive acoustic monitoring in ecology and conservation.
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Jones, Kate E.
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are urgently needed to understand how global change is affecting wildlife and ecosystems. Sound is an important component of any habitat, and sound recordings made in the field offer potentially rich sources of ecological information about the abundance, distribution and behaviour of vocalising animals in an area. Acoustic sensors are therefore becoming widely used in ecology and conservation settings to monitor animal populations, behaviour, and responses to environmental change. In recent years the burgeoning field of ecoacoustics has also begun providing insights into acoustic community dynamics at larger scales. With technological improvements making sophisticated off-the-shelf bioacoustic sensors increasingly affordable, it is an exciting and fast-moving time for acoustic wildlife monitoring. Research in this field is now addressing fundamental questions in ecology and animal behaviour, but is also becoming increasingly useful in applied conservation settings, such as mo.....
Series;NrWWF Conservation Technology Series;1(2)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Ocean sound
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationBrowning, E.; Gibb, R.; Glover-Kapfer, P. and Jones, K.E. (2017) Passive acoustic monitoring in ecology and conservation. Woking, UK, WWF-UK, 76pp. (WWF Conservation Technology Series 1(2)). DOI: