November 2-4, 2022, QUT, Brisbane, Australia

Rationale & Goal

Australia’s biodiversity crisis necessitates urgent action to deliver broad-scale monitoring and management of threatened species and ecosystems. Acoustic monitoring is set to revolutionise this by capturing a permanent, direct, scalable and objective record of the environment. But, managing and analysing big acoustic data is difficult; data, analyses, analysis tools effort and expertise need to be shared. Furthermore, we have no standard protocols and methods for acoustic monitoring.

This is the fourth in a series of successful ecoacoustics meetings at QUT (2017, 2018, 2020). This symposium will cover science through to practice, and aims to:

  • Bring together researchers and practitioners who use ecoacoustics in conservation to share knowledge;
  • Provide training in ecoacoustics data analysis tools and techniques;
  • Promote open science and sharing of data and analyses tools;
  • Network, collaborate and advance the research field of ecoacoustics.

The primary focus of this symposium is on ecoacoustic applications in conservation and monitoring of audible terrestrial fauna.

Attendance cost

  • Early bird (closing 30 September): $150 full price / $130 student
  • Late registrations (final registration 2 November): $170 full price / $150 student
  • Register here.

We are still accepting submissions for posters. For information on submissions, please go here.

Location

QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane

For any enquiries, please contact: ecoacoustics2022@qut.edu.au

Presentations and Posters

List of all presentations and posters here.

Program

The program (subject to change) is displayed below:

Wednesday 2 November

Morning

Registration and Coffee

Welcome to Country

Official opening by Prof Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist and Professor at UQ

Session 1 – Targeted ecoacoustic monitoring of biodiversity, chaired by Dr Daniella Teixera

Session 2 – Involving communities in ecoacoustic monitoring of biodiversity, chaired by Dr Kellie Vella

  • Keynote Presentation, Dr Karen Rowe, Museum of Victoria
  • Speed talks

Lunch / Lunchtime workshop with Frontier Labs

Morning Tea

Afternoon

Workshops:

  • Ecoacoustics Basics (the nature of sound and sound recording, sound representation and basic analysis), AND
  • Practitioner (best practice monitoring of Australian terrestrial vertebrates using ecoacoustic field surveys)

Afternoon Tea

Industry Talks

Meet the Experts – Join Prof Almo Farina, Prof Jerome Sueur, Dr Alice Eldridge and Dr Amandine Gasc for this interactive discussion on the big questions in ecoacoustics research and future innovations and research directions needed to address them.

Evening

Dinner (location TBD)

Thursday 3 November

Morning

Coffee and registration
Session 3 – Ecoacoustic monitoring of species assemblages and ecosystems, chaired by Assoc Prof Susan Fuller

Morning Tea Session 4 – Big ecoacoustic data analysis opportunities and challenges, chaired by Prof Paul Roe

Lunch / Lunchtime workshop with Wildlife Acoustics

Afternoon

  • Birds of a Feather: Themed informal discussions based on mutual interests
  • Open Ecoacoustics demo
  • An Australian Ecoacoustics Network – Bringing Together the Ecoacoustics Community. Discussion.
  • Poster Session & Reception – Drinks and Networking

Friday 4 November

All day


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