Congratulations to Jeremy Froidevaux who has recently had a paper published: “Catching insects while recording bats: impacts of light trapping on acoustic sampling”.
Passive acoustic sampling has become an increasingly popular method to study the ecology of echolocating bats. However, the outcomes may be considerably biased if the acoustic sampling is not implemented correctly. This research demonstrates that when collecting information on bat activity and prey availability, the use of light traps in concomitance with bat detectors significantly affects the acoustic outcomes. Alternative sampling strategies have been provided to overcome this issue.
Jeremy Froidevaux, fourth year SWBio DTP student
Paper: ‘Catching insects while recording bats: impacts of light trapping on acoustic sampling‘ by J.S.P. Froidevaux, P.C. Fialas and G. Jones in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.