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dc.contributor.authorMooney, T. Aran
dc.contributor.authorDi Iorio, Lucia
dc.contributor.authorLammers, Marc
dc.contributor.authorLin, Tzu-Hao
dc.contributor.authorNedelec, Sophie L.
dc.contributor.authorParsons, Miles
dc.contributor.authorRadford, Craig
dc.contributor.authorUrban, Ed
dc.contributor.authorStanley, Jenni
dc.identifier.citationMooney, T.A., Di Iorio, L., Lammers, M., Lin, T-H., Nedelec, S.L., Parsons, M., Radford, C., Urban, E. and Stanley, J. (2020) Listening forward: approaching marine biodiversity assessments using acoustic methods. Royal Society Open Science, 7:201287, 27pp. DOI:
dc.description.abstractEcosystems and the communities they support are changing at alarmingly rapid rates. Tracking species diversity is vital to managing these stressed habitats. Yet, quantifying and monitoring biodiversity is often challenging, especially in ocean habitats. Given that many animals make sounds, these cues travel efficiently under water, and emerging technologies are increasingly cost-effective, passive acoustics (a long-standing ocean observation method) is now a potential means of quantifying and monitoring marine biodiversity. Properly applying acoustics for biodiversity assessments is vital. Our goal here is to provide a timely consideration of emerging methods using passive acoustics to measure marine biodiversity. We provide a summary of the brief history of using passive acoustics to assess marine biodiversity and community structure, a critical assessment of the challenges faced, and outline recommended practices and considerations for acoustic biodiversity measurements. We focused on temperate and tropical seas, where much of the acoustic biodiversity work has been conducted. Overall, we suggest a cautious approach to applying current acoustic indices to assess marine biodiversity.en_US
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dc.subject.otherEcosystem healthen_US
dc.subject.otherAcoustic biodiversityen_US
dc.subject.otherAnimal tracking
dc.titleListening forward: approaching marine biodiversity assessments using acoustic methods.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineBiota abundance, biomass and diversityen_US
dc.subject.instrumentTypeacoustic tracking systemsen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleRoyal Society Ope Scienceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle 201287en_US
dc.description.adoptionNovel (no adoption outside originators)en_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeSpecification of criteriaen_US Aran Mooney

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