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Research Theme: Animal Population Censusing with Passive Acoustics

Passive acoustic monitoring is a widely used method to monitor biodiversity, activity, and relative abundance, but historically has fallen short for applications in population censusing, or determining animal population sizes. Our lab uses acoustic processing approaches to estimate and monitor animal populations in dense, patchy habitats including bats, frogs, and seabirds.


In partnership with Brown University, we use passive acoustic approaches to estimate populations of calling bullfrogs 


With funding from the National Science Foundation, we are expanding our method to monitor populations and phenology of Antarctic penguins

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