[MARMAM] Bioacoustics for ecologists: Hardware, Survey design and Data analysis (BIAC01)

Oliver Hooker oliverhooker at prstatistics.com
Thu Jan 31 05:59:44 PST 2019


Bioacoustics for ecologists: Hardware, Survey design and Data analysis
(BIAC01)

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/bioacoustics-for-ecologists-hardware-survey-design-and-data-analysis-biac01/

This course will run form the 4th - 8th March 2019 in Glasgow City Centre
and will be delivered by Carlos Abrahams and Paul Howden-Leach.

Course Overview:

This course will introduce and explain the different applications for
bioacoustics to answer ecological questions. Starting with a detailed
overview of the correct and most efficient methods of data collecting in
the field, this course will then go on to show delegates cutting edge
methods for analysing and interpreting different types of bioacoustic data.

This course will cover different types of bioacoustics and will be relevant
to those using bioacoustics to study marine mammals.

By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity
to set up and deploy recording devices, download acoustic data, how to
analyse this data and report the results.

Bioacoustic methods are becoming increasingly recognised as a valuable
approach for ecological surveying. Bioacoustics can be used to effectively
replace some current techniques whilst increasing the quality of the data
collected or can be used in unison to compliment them.  They are
particularly useful for developing long-term, permanent datasets that can
be independently reviewed, particularly for rare species with low
detectability, or when working in difficult environments.

The course will provide a practical introduction to bioacoustics methods,
with a mix of lectures and practical workshops, and some optional
fieldwork. It will start with a basic introduction to sound and recording
theory, before developing hands-on skills in setting-up and deploying  a
range of acoustic and ultrasonic audio recorders.  Workshops will then
cover the download and analysis of audio data, mainly using Kaleidoscope
Pro and Audacity software. The processed audio data will then be analysed
and presented using R,  the free software environment for statistical
computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/).

Example data sets will mostly cover applications for bat and bird surveys,
as well as the use of Acoustic Indices as biodiversity metrics. If you are
working in different areas of ecology using bioacoustics please feel free
to contact oliverhooker at prstatistics.com so we can advise if the learning
outcomes are transferable to your field of research.

Monday 4th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
INTRO AND SOUND PROPERTIES
Introduction to the course:
People on the course
Course coverage
Resources and references

Introduction to bioacoustics:
What is sound? Emission and propagation
Biological, geological and climate sounds
What are ecoacoustics, bioacoustics and soundscape ecology?
Acoustic niche hypothesis

Uses for bioacoustics:
Studying species and populations
Studying animal behaviour
Studying acoustic communities

Tuesday 5th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
FIELDWORK DATA COLLECTION AND STORAGE
Hardware and its use in acoustic surveys and monitoring:
Detectors and microphones – choosing and using equipment
Statics vs handheld recording
Acoustic vs. ultrasound
Field sensor setup – practical considerations
Testing, calibration and maintenance
Recording programmes
Survey design
Storing and managing audio data and meta data

Existing guidance – WWF, BCT, etc
Sound reception: microphones, hydrophones, and frequency sensitivity
Digital sound recording
Limitations and emerging opportunities in hardware and sensor deployment
Practical workshops – setup and deployment

Wednesday 6th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS
Signal processing and frequency analysis
Analysis tools for acoustic data
Conducting further statistical analyses
Limitations and emerging opportunities in acoustic data analysis
Practical workshops – using Kaleidoscope for bats and birds

Thursday 7th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
DATA INTERPRETATION
Integrating with stats (R) /QGIS
Practical workshops – using R/QGIS for interpretation of Kaleidoscope
results

Friday 8th – Classes from 09:30 to 16:00
Roundup/conclusions
Discussion of delegate own projects/data

During the course there will be optional evening/morning field trips
arranged to carry out acoustic recording
Please email oliverhooker at prstatistics.com with any enquiries

Check out our sister sites,

www.PRstatistics.com <http://www.prstatistics.com/> (Ecology and Life
Sciences)

www.PRinformatics.com <http://www.prinformatics.com/> (Bioinformatics and
data science)

www.PSstatistics.com <http://www.psstatistics.com/> (Behaviour and
cognition)



1.       January 28th–  February 1st 2019

AQUATIC ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY DATA ANALYSIS AND SURVEY DESIGN

*Glasgow, Scotland,* VEMCO staff and affiliates

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/aquatic-acoustic-telemetry-data-analysis-atda01/



2.       February 4th – 8th 2019

DESIGNING RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT EXPERIMENTS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES (DRES01)

*Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Daniel Lakens*

https://www.psstatistics.com/course/designing-reliable-and-effecient-experiments-for-social-sciences-dres01/



3.       25th February – 1st March 2019

MOVEMENT ECOLOGY (MOVE02)

Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr. Luca Borger, Prof. Ronny Wilson, Dr
Jonathan Potts

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/movement-ecology-move02/



*4.       March 4th – 8th 2019*

BIOACOUSTICS FOR ECOLOGISTS: HARDWARE, SURVEY DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS
(BIAC01)

Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr. Paul Howden-Leach *

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/bioacoustics-for-ecologists-hardware-survey-design-and-data-analysis-biac01/



*5.       March 11th – 15th  2019*

ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELLING USING R (ENMR03)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Neftali Sillero

http://www.prstatistics.com/course/ecological-niche-modelling-using-r-enmr03/



*6.       March 18th – 22nd 2019*

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND R FOR EVERYONE (IRFE01)

*Athens, GREECE, *Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-and-r-for-anyone-irfe01/



*7.       March 25th – 29th 2019*

*LANDSCAPE GENETIC DATA ANALYSIS USING R (LNDG03)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, Prof. Rodney Dyer*

http://www.prstatistics.com/course/landscape-genetic-data-analysis-using-r-lndg03/



8.       April 1st – 5th 2019

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL MODELLING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS USING R (IPSY01)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Dale Barr, Dr Luc Bussierre

http://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-using-r-for-psychologists-ipsy02/



9.       April 1st – 5th 2019

INDIVIDUAL BASED MODELS FOR ECOLOGSITS (IBME01)

*Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas


https://www.prstatistics.com/course/individual-based-models-using-r-and-netlogo-ibms01/



10.   April 8th – 12th 2019

*MACHINE LEARNING (MLUR01)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/machine-learning-using-r-mlur01/



11.   April 15th – 19th 2019

*INTRODUCTION TO Q GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS WITH R (QGSE01)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr Luca Nelli

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-gis-and-spatial-analyses-with-r-gisr01/



12.   April 22nd – 26th 2019

*GIS USING R (GISR)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr Luca Nelli

*https://www.prstatistics.com/course/gis-using-r-gisr01/
<https://www.prstatistics.com/course/gis-using-r-gisr01/>*



13.   April 29th – May 3rd 2019

COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (CMGN01)

*Glasgow, Scotland, *Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck, Dr. Matthias Weissensteiner

https://www.prinformatics.com/course/comparative-genomics-cmgn01/



14.   May 6th – 10th 2019

INTRODUCTION TO MULTILEVEL MODELS (MIXED/HIERARCHICAL) FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS

Myuna Bay, AUSTRALIA,  Dr. Sean Murphy

https://www.psstatistics.com/course/an-exploration-of-r-for-psychologists-from-data-handling-to-multilevel-modelling-xplr01/



15.   May 16th – 18th 2019 (please note this a 3-day course from Thursday
to Saturday)

AQUATIC MOVEMENT ECOLOGY USING R (AMER01)

Myuna Bay, AUSTRALIA, Dr. Ross Dwyer, Dr. Vinay Udyawer

Link to follow



16.   May 16th – 19th 2019 (please note this a 4-day course from Thursday
to Monday)

INTRODUCTION TO R FOR EVERYONE (IRFE02)

Myuna Bay, AUSTRALIA, Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-and-r-for-anyone-irfe02/



17.   May 20th – 24th 2019

MODEL BASE MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ABUNDANCE DATA USING R (MBMV03)

Myuna Bay, AUSTRALIA, Prof. David Warton

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/model-based-multivariate-analysis-of-abundance-data-using-r-mbmv03/



18.   May 21st – 24th 2019

STATISTICAL TOOLKIT FOR ECOLOGISTS (STKE01)

Myuna Bay, AUSTRALIA, Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/statistical-toolkit-for-ecologists-stke01/



19.   June 10th – 14th 2019

STABLE ISOTOPE MIXING MODELS USING SIAR, SIBER AND MIXSIAR (SIMM04)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Andrew Parnell, Dr. Andrew Jackson

www.prstatistics.com/course/stable-isotope-mixing-models-using-r-simm04/



20.   June 17th – 21st 2019

SPATIAL MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF ADAPTIVE GENOMIC VARIATION (SPGN01)

Glasgow, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/spatial-modelling-and-analysis-of-adaptive-genomic-variation-spgn01/



21.   June 17th – 21st 2019

*INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (IPYB06)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones*

http://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-ipyb06/



22.   June 24th – 28th 2019

ADVANCED PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (APYB03)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones

www.prinformatics.com/course/advanced-python-biologists-apyb03/



*23.    July 1st – 5th *2019

*DATA VISUALISATION AND MANIPULATION USING PYTHON (DVMP01)*

*Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones*

http://www.prinformatics.com/course/data-visualisation-and-manipulation-using-python-dvmp01/



24.    July 29th – August 2nd 2019

INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL DATA USING R (ISPE01)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Jakub Nowosad

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-spatial-analysis-of-ecological-data-using-r-ispe01/



25.    September 16th – 20th 2019

R PACKAGE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT AND REPRODUCIBLE DATA SCIENCE FOR
BIOLOGISTS (RPKG01)

Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Cory Merow, Dr. Andy Rominger

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/r-package-design-and-development-and-reproducible-data-science-for-biologists-rpkg01/



26.   September 30th – October 4th 2019

GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS USING R (GMMR02)

Glasgow, Scotland, Prof. Dean Adams, Prof. Michael Collyer, Dr. Antigoni
Kaliontzopoulou

http://www.prstatistics.com/course/geometric-morphometrics-using-r-gmmr02/



27.   October 7th – 11th 2019

CONSERVATION PLANNING USING PRIORITIZR : FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE (PRTZ01)

*Athens, GREECE, *Dr Richard Schuster and Nina Morell

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/conservation-planning-using-prioritizr-from-theory-to-practice-prtz01/



28.   October 21st – 25th 2019

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIXED MODELS (INCLUDING TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL
AUTOCORRELATION) (MMTS01)
<https://www.prstatistics.com/course/a-complete-guide-to-mixed-models-including-temporal-and-spatial-autocorrelation-mmts01/>

Athens, GREECE, Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/a-complete-guide-to-mixed-models-including-temporal-and-spatial-autocorrelation-mmts01/



29.   November 18th – 22nd 2019

INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURED POPULATION MODELS AND DEMOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION
MODELS (IIPM01)

Athens, GREECE, Dr Cory Merow

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-structured-population-models-and-demographic-distribution-models-iipm01/



30.   November 25th – 29th 2019

ADVANCED RANGE, NICHE, AND DISTRIBUTION MODELING (ASDM01)

Athens, GREECE, Dr Cory Merow

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/advanced-range-niche-and-distribution-modeling-asdm01/

-- 
Oliver Hooker PhD.
PR statistics

2018 publications -
Alternative routes to piscivory: Contrasting growth trajectories in brown
trout (Salmo trutta) ecotypes exhibiting contrasting life history
strategies. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

Phenotypic and resource use partitioning amongst sympatric lacustrine brown
trout, Salmo trutta. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI
10.1093/biolinnean/bly032

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