In this radio episode, we speak to T. Mitchell Aide, a tropical ecologist and former Professor of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. In this conversation, Mitch discusses the development of ARBIMON (Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network), an important early platform for storing and analysing eco-acoustic data, the different challenges of remote sensing and acoustics for studying tropical forests, and whether there should be a shift in focus from collecting increasing amounts of data.

Interviewer: Max Ritts

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: Aide, T. Mitchell, and Max Ritts, "Mitch Aide: Acoustic Monitoring and Remote Sensing in Tropical Ecology", Smart Forests Atlas (2023), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/mitch-aide/

Header image: Screenshot of a data visualisation spectogram from the RCFx Tembé Brazil Project. Image source: ARBIMON / RCFx [screenshot]. Retrieved 28 June 2022, from https://arbimon.rfcx.org/project/rfcx-temb-brazil-project/visualizer/rec/28434613

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