The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection

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The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection Authors: , , Editor: Iain Macmillan Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Pelagic Publishing Pages: 216 Illustrations and other contents: 9 Tables, black and white; 97 Figures Language: English ISBN: 9781784272203 Categories: , , , , , , , ,

No other method of bat detection is as popular and widespread in the context of environmental assessment and voluntary work as acoustic detection; its increasing use has driven the development of a large number of sophisticated devices and analytical methods. Acoustic detection has become a standard method for establishing the presence of bats, carrying out species identification and monitoring levels of activity. The resolution, accuracy and scale with which these tasks can be carried out has risen dramatically with the availability of automated real-time recording.

Anyone who is concerned with acoustic recording will readily acknowledge that, despite the euphoria, there are unresolved questions concerning the possibilities and limits of acoustic detection. Clear definitions of how to handle the data are usually missing, for example there are no clearly described activity indices.

In response to the limited information on the underlying science of acoustic detection, the authors offer The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection. They provide an in-depth understanding of acoustic detection principles, study planning, data handling, properties of bat calls, manual identification of species, automatic species recognition, analysis of results, quality assurance and the background physics of sound.

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Acoustic detection has become a standard method for determining the presence of bats, and for species identification and monitoring. The resolution, accuracy and scale with which these surveys can be carried out has risen dramatically with the availability of automated real-time recording. Acoustic monitoring does have its limitations, however, and The Handbook of Acoustic Bat Detection addresses these by providing an in-depth understanding of the properties of bat calls, manual species identification, analysis of results and the background physics of sound. First published in German in 2018, this English translation includes new content that was not included in the original. * Conservation Land Management *

Author Biography

The authors have had many years of experience with acoustic recording and the development of hardware and software for the recording and analysis of bat calls.