In this radio episode, we speak to Alex Rogers, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. We discuss how Alex's research team developed the acoustic recording device AudioMoth, how low-cost technologies can democratise biodiversity monitoring, and how sensing technologies can lead to certain species and environments being monitored more than others.
Interviewers: Max Ritts and Michelle Westerlaken
Producer: Harry Murdoch
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This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Rogers, Alex, Max Ritts, and Michelle Westerlaken, "Acoustic Devices for Biodiversity Monitoring", Smart Forests Atlas (2023), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/alex-rogers/
Header image: AudioMoth acoustic logger. Image source: Open Acoustic Devices. Retrieved 13 March 2023, from https://www.openacousticdevices.info/