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Title: Freshwater ecoacoustics as a tool for continuous ecosystem monitoring
Authors : Linke, Simon
Gifford, Toby
Desjonquères, Camille
Tonolla, Diego
Aubin, Thierry
Barclay, Leah
Karaconstantis, Chris
Kennard, Mark J
Rybak, Fanny
Sueur, Jérôme
Published in : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Volume(Issue) : 16
Issue : 4
Pages : 231
Pages to: 238
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 577: Ecology
Abstract: Passive acoustic monitoring is gaining popularity in ecology as a practical and non-invasive approach to surveying ecosystems. This technique is increasingly being used to monitor terrestrial systems, particularly bird populations, given that it can help to track temporal dynamics of populations and ecosystem health without the need for expensive resampling. We suggest that underwater acoustic monitoring presents a viable, non-invasive, and largely unexplored approach to monitoring freshwater ecosystems, yielding information about three key ecological elements of aquatic environments – (1) fishes, (2) macroinvertebrates, and (3) physicochemical processes – as well as providing data on anthropogenic noise levels. We survey the literature on this approach, which is substantial but scattered across disciplines, and call for more cross-disciplinary work on recording and analysis techniques. We also discuss technical issues and knowledge gaps, including background noise, spatiotemporal variation, and the need for centralized reference collection repositories. These challenges need to be overcome before the full potential of passive acoustics in dynamic detection of biophysical processes can be realized and used to inform conservation practitioners and managers.
Further description : Copyright by the Ecological Society of America
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1002/fee.1779
ISSN: 1540-9295
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