Capturing the Sounds of Biodiversity

17:11 minutes

Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico have developed a system that can automatically record and analyze sound clips from the field. Mitch Aide, lead researcher on the project, describes how the system can improve biodiversity monitoring.

Segment Guests

Mitch Aide

Mitch Aide is lead researcher on ARBIMON  and a professor in the department of biology and tropical ecology at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Laura May-Collado

Laura May-Collado is a postdoc/research associate in the department of biology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.