Bioacoustics and community knowledge for climate change monitoring

Training AI for Social Good

Songs of Adaptation, a project of Future Generations University, has several different facets. Those of you who have been following us see content about birds, bioacoustics, climate change, community engagement, and the mention of Artificial Intelligence or AI. The term AI may conjure images of robot apocalypse or computers who win Jeopardy. In contrast, the […]

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Communities With Data Are More Resilient to Climate Crisis

On March 28th, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal hosted Earth Hour Nepal. It was a virtual event to bring Nepalese communities, organizations working in Nepal, and people around the world together to think about actions they are taking in the face of climate change. One part of the day was an hour in which participants […]

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Chesapeake Cacophony

The quiet, wintery months seem a distant memory in the vibrant Chesapeake estuary. The Songs of Adaptation team has research stations consistently recording in many locations around the watershed. The presence of so many vocalizing species is both exciting and daunting for the research team. The team is using local knowledge with the recorded bioacoustic […]

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Beginnings in Bolivia

In March, Songs of Adaptation established a new research location in Bolivia. Working together with new local partners, team members designed and carried out an installation that incudes four monitoring stations in different habitats. This study design relies on local community partners to collect and transfer data.  Left to right: Luciano, Alejo, Shane, and Rommel are […]

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First North American Biomeridian Test Station Deployed in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Biomeridian Team has been working hard to install automated monitoring stations in North America. On September 19th, the first of many stations that will make up a research network along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed was installed in North East Maryland with cooperation from NorthBay Education. Pictured above, Oliver Lippy, a NorthBay Environmental Educator, checks […]

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