This project seeks to map hotspots and hot moments of local biodiversity, based on acoustic monitoring of birds and bats.
An aligned goal is to explore relationships between different acoustic metrics to better understand the relationships between wildlife and the natural and built environments.
The project has a number of opportunities with different aspects for you to choose from, depending on your interests and expertise.
Research activities include:
- deploying acoustic recorders in the field to collect acoustic data
- designing the experiment
- analysing and mapping the acoustic data
- relating acoustic data to features in the landscape (natural and built environments) that support local biodiversity hotspots and hot moments.
We expect to create a map showing where and when acoustic biodiversity hotspots and hot moments occur and learn more about the relationships between local wildlife and the natural and built environments.
Individual students will work on different parts of the project depending on their interests and expertise.
Skills and experience
To be considered for the project you will need a background and interest in ecology and/or data science
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.