The EAR initiative in ecology will allow researchers to address several overarching and specific research questions. These include those listed below.

How can we integrate a variety of instruments that allow us to cost effectively monitor acoustic features across different spatial scales and across different types of habitats?

Can an integrated sensor network identify, record and estimate the presence and relative richness of vocal species?

How do the rhythms of biophony and anthrophony change daily, diurnally, seasonally and long-term?

How does biophony, geophony and technophony change across disturbance gradients? How do human signals affect the biophony?

Instrumentation and Sensor Networks

Rhythms of Nature

Automated Species Recognition

Influence of Human Activity on Natural Systems

Research Questions

Ecological Analysis of the Soundscape

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