Guest blog post by bioacoustics PhD student Chloe Malinka, @c_malinka We at Coding for Conservation would like to let you know about a recent publication, authored by researchers from the Marine Bioacoustics lab at Aarhus University, the Sea Mammal Research Unit, the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, and Ocean Instruments. (A very rough first draft of this paper […]
Introduction Most research into wild marine mammals occurs in wealthy countries. Amazingly, in 2018, we have still have very little idea what species are present, let alone the population size / health status / behaviour, etc. in many parts of the world. A solid first step to address this problem is to conduct a rapid assessment […]
JavaFX is a library for producing awesome GUI’s. Here are some examples of it being used in science…. Recently JavaFX has been removed from the main Java release, here’s hoping it’s going to survive and thrive out there in the wild…
A review of our recent publication using coding in a conservation context.
An updated MATLAB function and example on how to plot LTSA’s if using PAMGuard 2.0+
2018 and how to make a colour slider in JavaFX
A discussion on the different methods C-PODs and PAMGuard use to analyse bioacoustic data and how we should compare them.
PAMGuard 2.0 has a brand new MATLAB libray. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use it.
PAMGuard has a brand new display which shows all time based data. It’s written in a new Java GUI language, JavaFX, which has a much more modern look and some great new features. Check out what the new display can do.
An LTSA (long term spectral average) is essentially a spectrogram which shows particularly long time periods, e.g. hours, days or even months. They’re great for summarising passive acoustic studies, were acoustic data may have been collected over extended periods of time. This post is going to describe how to use PAMGuard (www.pamguard.org) , an open source tool kit for analysis to generate an LTSA. We’ll then import it into MATLAB and create a publishable figure.