ONLINE COURSE – Bioacoustics For Ecologists: Hardware, Survey design And Data analysis (BIAC03)
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ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course will introduce and explain the different applications for bioacoustics to answer ecological questions. Starting with a detailed overview of the correct and most efficient methods of data collecting in the field, this course will then go on to show delegates cutting edge methods for analysing and interpreting different types of bioacoustic data.
By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to set up and deploy recording devices, download acoustic data, analyse this data and report the results.
Bioacoustic methods are becoming increasingly recognised as a valuable approach for ecological surveying. Bioacoustics can be used to effectively replace some current techniques whilst increasing the quality of the data collected or can be used in unison to complement them. They are particularly useful for developing long-term, permanent datasets that can be independently reviewed, particularly for rare species with low detectability, or when working in difficult environments.
The course will provide a practical introduction to bioacoustics methods, with a mix of lectures and practical workshops, and some optional fieldwork. It will start with a basic introduction to sound and recording theory, before developing hands-on skills in setting-up and deploying a range of acoustic and ultrasonic audio recorders. Workshops will then cover the download and analysis of audio data, mainly using Kaleidoscope Pro and Audacity software. The processed audio data will then be analysed and presented using R, the free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/).
Example data sets will mostly cover applications for bat and bird surveys, as well as the use of Acoustic Indices as biodiversity metrics. If you are working in different areas of ecology using bioacoustics please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can advise if the learning outcomes are transferable to your field of research.
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Moving our courses online due to the COVID pandemic has allowed us to archive all our previous courses and offer them in a recorded format.
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People with busy schedules who can’t take long periods off work to attend workshops.
Allows attendees to work at their own pace with email support.
Suitable for people from all timezones.
The recordings are taken from our Live Online Courses which ensures all materials and software packages are constantly up-to-date.