BioSounds: an open-source, online platform for ecoacoustics

2020 | journal article; research paper. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​BioSounds: an open-source, online platform for ecoacoustics​
Darras, K.; Pérez, N.; Mauladi, M. & Hanf-Dressler, T.​ (2020) 
F1000Research9 art. 1224​.​ DOI: https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.26369.1 

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Darras, Kevin; Pérez, Noemí; Mauladi, M.; Hanf-Dressler, Tara
Abstract
Passive acoustic monitoring of soundscapes and biodiversity produces vast amounts of audio recordings. However, the management of these raw data presents technical challenges and their analysis suffers from bottlenecks. A multitude of software solutions exist, but none can perform all the data processing needed by ecologists for analysing large acoustic data sets. The field of ecoacoustics needs a software tool that is free, evolving, and accessible. We take a step in that direction and present BioSounds: an open-source, online platform for ecoacoustics designed by ecologists and built by software engineers. Biosounds can be used for archiving and sharing recordings, manually creating and reviewing annotations of sonant animals in soundscapes, analysing audio in time and frequency, and storing reference recordings for different taxa. We present its features and structure, and compare it with similar software. We describe its operation mode and the workflow for typical use cases such as the analysis of bird and bat communities sampled in soundscape recordings. BioSounds is available from: https://github.com/nperezg/biosounds
Issue Date
2020
Journal
F1000Research 
Project
SFB 990: Ökologische und sozioökonomische Funktionen tropischer Tieflandregenwald-Transformationssysteme (Sumatra, Indonesien) 
SFB 990 | B | B09: Oberirdische Biodiversitätsmuster und Prozesse in Regenwaldtransformations-Landschaften 
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Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften ; Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften ; Abteilung Agrarökologie 
eISSN
2046-1402
Language
English
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sfb990_journalarticles
Sponsor
Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2020

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