Capturing the Sounds of Biodiversity
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.
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 is a postdoc/research associate in the department of biology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.