Research on animals, especially in Wilderness, requires modern research methods. Bioacoustics, a cross-disciplinary science that combines biology and acoustics, is one of them. It is used to monitor marine mammals, bats, birds, amphibians or insects. Its main advantages:
- It can be used in various environments and in hard-to-reach terrain
- It does not effect animal behaviour
- Small size of equipment and decent prices make recordings and analyses easily accessible for all researchers
The webinar will be hold held by nature conservation expert Vlado Nemcek, who is currently working in several conservation projects across Europe. In the first part of the webinar, he will introduce you to the current knowledge about bioacoustics, what type of research can be done with it and how to process data. The second part will be dedicated to his research experience of owls and bats. The last part will be devoted to the recently approved Eulenspiegel project, which focuses on research and its dissemination of forest management impact on owl populations in the Alps.
This is a bilingual webinar in English and German.