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Calling in the dark: acoustic monitoring of wildlife

Location: Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building, Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3EJ
A talk by Stuart Newson from the BTO, describing some of the exciting citizen science projects he has pioneered using acoustic detectors.

Event details

Meeting point

David Attenborough Building reception


6.45 pm - 8.30 pm
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About the event

Stuart is a Senior Research Ecologist at the BTO, where he is mainly involved in survey design and analyses of data from large 'Citizen Science' surveys. Whilst the core of his work has been on birds, he has a personal interest in bats and acoustic monitoring, and in particular how technology can deliver new opportunities for conservation. 

In 2013 set up the Norfolk Bat Survey (, a novel citizen science approach for enabling unprecedented large-scale bat recording using static acoustic detectors, an approach which he has since been extended to other parts of the UK and overseas.


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Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Suitable for people with limited mobility

Wheelchair access


Hearing loop


Parking information

Parking not available on site – closest parking is Grand Arcade Carpark, ten minutes walk away

Bicycle parking

Bicycle racks at the front of the David Attenborough Building


Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Edgar Turner
Contact number: 07738243676
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