Ontario Trillium Foundation 2017

 
 
 

In 2017, we received a $51,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a Bioacoustic Monitoring Project.  MMLT will use this funding to test how land conservation could benefit from bioacoustics as a scientific measure of ecosystem health.

Using song meters positioned in strategic habitats and Kaleidoscope Cluster Analysis software, species of birds, frogs, bats, mammals and insects will first be identified by citizen scientists.  Data analysis will then be used to examine species presence data and guild abundance which will assess and advise management of biodiversity richness, within and between ecosystems.  Advice and peer review will be provided to develop scientifically rigorous bioacoustics monitoring protocols, methodologies, analysis and interpretation.  The Queen’s University Biology Station will secure and curate data on the QUBS RAD system for future application by MMLT and its partners.