Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey

Description

Many ecologists in the UK will be familiar with the use of bioacoustics surveys for bats (and it is envisaged that most people on the course will have this basic knowledge). This course will cover the use of acoustic recording for other species and groups, such as birds, amphibians, invertebrates and mixed animal communities. The training will introduce and explain a range of hardware, software and methodological approaches, that will allow attendees to understand how they might be able to use bioacoustics within their own practice.

The training will be delivered by lectures, hand-on workshops with hardware (in the classroom and field if possible), and a computer-based session (which attendees will have to bring their own laptops for - or share with other attendees). This will allow attendees to record, manipulate and analyse sound recordings on the day.

Who Should Attend?

Field Surveyors and Conservation Managers - Consultancy, NGOs, LPAs, Academics.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Some existing knowledge (of bat survey and data analysis) would be beneficial.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the range of surveys that can be undertaken with bioacoustics methods.
  • Be familiar with a range of hardware and software for bioacoustic survey, and how they can be employed.
  • Download, analyse and report the results of a bioacoustic survey.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00