Webinar – Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey by Carlos Abrahams – Organised by Institute of Acoustics

13 May 2020

2:00 pm


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Yorkshire and North East Branch Afternoon Meeting

Presentation Overview

 Bioacoustics is the study of animal ecology and behaviour through the use of sound. This approach is commonly used by researchers and consultants studying bats and cetaceans in Europe and globally. The same approach can also be used for a variety of other species groups, including birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates, but is rarely used due to a lack of knowledge and established practice. This webinar will show how acoustic recording has a great untapped potential for tackling conservation issues, generating new data that could support the protection of rare species, and better understanding of the environment. The session will introduce and explain a range of hardware, software and field/analysis methods, demonstrating how bioacoustics can be used to determine presence/absence, distribution and populations of target species or communities. The evidence for potential benefits, and disadvantages, will be explained, to allow attendees to understand how they might be able to use bioacoustics within their own practice.

Carlos Abrahams is Technical Director at Baker Consultants in Derbyshire and a Senior Lecturer on the Environmental Biology BSc at Nottingham Trent University. He has been working in ecology and nature conservation roles for more than 25 years, with expertise in ecological survey, wetland ecology and bioacoustics. He has recently published a number of scientific papers on bird bioacoustics, and is trying to develop the application of these methods within the UK.

Booking is essential as places are limited

 The event is free to members of the IOA and UKAN, as well as to students and the public. As numbers are limited, to register for this event, please go to the registration page at:

Registration will close 24 hours before the event and the meeting joining details will be released on the day. The meeting will be recorded. CPD certification will be offered for attendance.

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Posted on 6th May 2020 in Events, Bioacoustics (SIGBio)