Bioacoustics • Big Data • Communities • Resilience

Chesapeake Cacophony

The quiet, wintery months seem a distant memory in the vibrant Chesapeake estuary. The Songs of Adaptation team has research stations consistently recording in many locations around the watershed. The presence of so many vocalizing species is both exciting and daunting for the research team. The team is using local knowledge with the recorded bioacoustic […]

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Beginnings in Bolivia

In March, Songs of Adaptation established a new research location in Bolivia. Working together with new local partners, team members designed and carried out an installation that incudes four monitoring stations in different habitats. This study design relies on local community partners to collect and transfer data.  Left to right: Luciano, Alejo, Shane, and Rommel are […]

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First North American Biomeridian Test Station Deployed in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Biomeridian Team has been working hard to install automated monitoring stations in North America. On September 19th, the first of many stations that will make up a research network along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed was installed in North East Maryland with cooperation from NorthBay Education. Pictured above, Oliver Lippy, a NorthBay Environmental Educator, checks […]

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Nepalese biomeridian partners, Barun Bachaon, nominated for 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award

Barun Bachaon, or “Save the Barun”, is the local coordinating committee for the biomeridian in the Barun Valley of Nepal. They are currently among the 18 finalists selected for the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s prestigious Mountain Protection Award.  The three-way partnership between local community organizations, Future Generations University, and the Nepalese government will integrate […]

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First field report from Nepal biomeridian pilot project

Future Generations University in collaboration with the East Foundation released their first report on the biomeridian feasibility study being conducted in Nepal. Highlights include: Experimental design and data collection methodology Technology and equipment used Community survey and socio-economic study of the region Plant species identified at monitoring sites, and species of regional ethno-botanical importance Maps […]

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