Ecoacoustics for Conservation Workshop 2020

11-12 February 2020, QUT, Brisbane, Australia

Organisers: Susan Fuller and Paul Roe, QUT

Large areas of Australia are experiencing sustained anthropogenic pressure, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss. Increased threats from habitat loss and fragmentation, pollution, human-wildlife conflict, invasive species, climate change, etc, are leading to increased species endangerment and loss of ecosystem structure and function. As a result, monitoring of ecosystem health and biodiversity across temporal and spatial scales is a critical priority. Innovations in ecoacoustic technology and big data analysis approaches have the potential to address this challenge and deliver conservation outcomes.

Ecoacoustics can be applied in all types of terrestrial and aquatic (freshwater and marine) ecosystems and to questions relevant to individual species, populations, or species assemblages across landscapes.  The aim of this workshop is to explore current and future research opportunities in ecoacoustics with a focus on ecological applications in conservation. The primary focus is on terrestrial monitoring of audible fauna.

Attendance cost is $65 including GST. If you would like to attend please pay here.

Note: everyone is welcome to attend but presentations will be by invitation only.

Venue maps can be found here

The program (subject to change) is displayed below:

Tuesday 11th Feb

Opportunities and Challenges of Acoustic Monitoring

8:00-9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Introduction: Paul and Susan
9:30-10:30 10 x Lightning talks: 5 min talk slots – one slide, 3 min talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 10 x Lightning talks: 5 min talk slots – one slide, 3 min talk
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-3:00 Workshop to identify common challenges and interests: break into groups & come together
3:00-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-4:30 Hub or centre proposal to address challenges
4:30-5:00 Wrap up & next steps
6:30 ~ Dinner

 

Wednesday 12th Feb

Workshops: Data, Tools and Techniques

8:00-9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00-12:30 Workshop 1 (several concurrent workshops, all day workshops)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 10 x Lightning talks: 5 min talk slots – one slide, 3 min talk
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-5:00 Workshop 2 (several concurrent workshops, all day workshops)
3:00-3:30 Coffee break

 

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