Tropical African forests are threatened, among others, by charcoal production. Here, we developed for the first time indices to assess local acoustic diversity (α indices) and to compare acoustic diversity across sites or according to time (β indices). The results indicates that acoustics can help in assessing the state of a forest. This study initiated our research in ecoacoustics.
Participants and collaborations
Sandrine Pavoine, Olivier Hamerlynck, Stéphanie Duvail
. Sueur J, Pavoine S, Hamerlynck O, Duvail S (2008) – Rapid acoustic survey for biodiversity appraisal. PLoS ONE, 3(12): e4065. link