Bat Detective

Humans are fantastic at hearing and seeing the difference between a bat and a non-bat call, the different types of calls and what sequence a call belongs in. Through Bat Detective, volunteers listened to audio recordings (and viewed the associated spectrogram) in order to pick out, mark, and label different bat and non-bat calls. The ultimate research goal for this effort is to create automated algorithms that researchers all over the world can use to extract information out of their bat recordings, track populations of bats, and understand how bat populations are being effected by global change. This project was led by the University College London, The Zoological Society of London, The Bat Conservation Trust, BatLife Europe, and The University of Auckland.

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