Cold forests are particularly threatened by climate change. A rise of the ambient temperature might change the vegetation altitudinal zonation and hence local animal communities. These changes could be tracked using ecoacoustic techniques. Here, we aim at monitoring over the long term the acoustic diversity of a unique cold forest in the Parc naturel Régional du Haut Jura. We set up automatic recorders in the forest so that we can record the possible changes in the acoustic communities over years, possibly over 15 years, according to climate change. This long-term and challenging program is supported with one-shot programs over one or two years.

Participants and collaborations

Marie-Pierre Reynet (PNRHJ), Julien Barlet (PNRHJ), Frédéric Sèbe (Université Jean Monnet, France), Elie Grinfeder


The leaflet describing the project can be downloaded here [in French] Télécharger


Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Jura, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté, DREAL Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, MNHN


Sound sample

13 July 2018 @05h45



The project was covered by French TV France 2 [in French]

Radio show

Emission RTS Point de fuite : lʹoreille du Risoux [16.04.2019]


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