The Ecoacoustics lab at QUT is researching how the collection and analysis of sound by autonomous audio recorders can scale biodiversity monitoring: www.ecosounds.org. There are many interesting audio recording devices and techniques for capturing and analysing audio. However whilst Ecoacoustics has been used in particular ecosystems to understand particular things e.g. biodiversity monitoring, there are no well developed protocols for ecoacoustic monitoring.
This project seeks to develop Ecoacoustics monitoring protocols. This will involve the research, testing and development of Ecoacoustics monitoring techniques for different environments and from those trials the development and testing of monitoring protocols.
The project could involve industry partners or land owners interested in developing monitoring protocols.
Ecoacoustics monitoring protocols expressed through papers, reports, books and perhaps software tools.
Skills and experience
This project is suited to an ecology student interested in ecoacoustic monitoring.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.