Category Archives: Sensors

New paper on the acoustic niche hypothesis and coquí frogs

Yesterday my new paper got published in PeerJ: Villanueva-Rivera LJ. (2014) Eleutherodactylus frogs show frequency but no temporal partitioning: implications for the acoustic niche hypothesis. PeerJ 2:e496 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.496 Although a good part of it was a chapter of my MS thesis, I recently added a … Continue reading

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Review of the SM2 and SM3 by Wildlife Acoustics

(Updated on 15 Jun to add the problem of uneven recording length) I’ve been working with automated digital audio recorders for more than a decade. Back in 2003, I started recording at the tropical forests of Puerto Rico with a … Continue reading

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Listening for species

The good friends, and mentors, of the Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network (ARBIMON) got a lot of press this week after a new publication in PeerJ. They have developed a system that researchers can train to detect species calls automatically. More … Continue reading

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SeaBASS and career paths

A couple of weeks ago I participated in SeaBASS 2012, the BioAcoustics Summer School, a week-long course on marine bioacoustics that was offered for the second time at Penn State University. The course was sponsored by the Applied Research Laboratory at … Continue reading

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New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

PRESS RELEASE WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with … Continue reading

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I’ll attend the OTS-PASI Embedded Sensors course

During the last two weeks of August I will be visiting Costa Rica for an OTS/PASI course on the use of embedded sensors for tropical ecology. Hopefully this kind of course will push forward the use of many kinds of … Continue reading

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