Online talk: Calling in the dark- developing tools and infrastructure for large-scale acoustic monitoring of wildlife, by Dr Stuart Newson
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 (www.batsurvey.org), 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, with projects now in Belarus, Ukraine and Tasmania. Whilst the initial focus was on bats, this work has extended to other species groups, which are recorded as by-catch including bush-crickets, small mammals and frogs. In this talk, Stuart explains how his pioneering bat work is improving our understanding of bats, bush-crickets and more.
PriceWildlife Trust Members (Discounted price) - £2.50
General Admissions - £4