5 months ago
We are in @nacion again discussing the role of acoustics in tropical ecology, biodiversity loss in disturbed landscapes and the importance of public engagement. @imperialcollege @ImperialSci @Grantham…
8 months ago
Very excited to share this audio-visual experience created by @super_collider, commissioned by @ImperialSci using my audio work. Explore the untouched forests of Costa Rica, the diversity of life and…
I joined the cale lab in 2017 after several years working on field based conservation projects in the tropics. I developed the idea for my PhD research whilst working in Costa Rica, in conjunction with local government wildlife services.
My research uses acoustics to understand the threats to the Geoffroy’s spider monkey and the general soundscape. Through a network of almost 400 audio recorders, recording over a one year period, we are able to better understand the distribution of this endangered primate and the threats it faces, as well as the diversity in the soundscape of across a gradient of human disturbance.
We have working with audio-visual artists to present the findings from our study as an immersive experience, designed to highlight the immense biodiversity in native forests and the silence in plantation forestry, known as silent forests.
You can view this 40 minute piece here