Forest bird monitoring using acoustic recordings and hierarchical models


Informed conservation of forests and wildlife requires efficient monitoring techniques and associated statistical tools. Trends in bird populations are commonly used to assess the ecological integrity of forest ecosystems due to the strong relationship birds show with forest structure and complexity. However, traditional approaches for monitoring birds are costly, time-consuming, and difficult to implement across large spatial and temporal regions. In this seminar, I will present multiple case studies that display how acoustic recordings and hierarchical modeling techniques can provide cost-effective and statistically robust information on forest bird populations and communities to inform management.

Jeff Doser
Postdoctoral Research Associate