Tuesday Program

TUESDAY 26 June – QUT Gardens Point
8:00am to 8:45am         Coffee & registration – P block level 4 covered concourse/foyer
8:45am to 9:45am Keynote 3: Dr. Anne Axel
Modelling the sounds of change: introducing soundscape phenology, a new avenue of soundscape research
The Kindler Theatre – P421
9:45am to 10:30am Stream 2: Ecological Monitoring
The Kindler Theatre – P421
Stream 2: Machine Learning
The Forum – P419
9:45am to 10:00am ‘Using passive acoustic monitoring to determine the efficacy of culling as a management strategy: can we quieten the noise?’

Paul Mcdonald, Martine Maron, Kim Maute and Richard Major

‘An acoustic early warning system for detecting cane toads’

Meriem Ferroudj, Paul Roe, Michael Towsey and Lin Schwarzkopf

10:00am to 10:15am ‘Investigating effects of forest understorey invasion by rhododendron on bats and owls using passive acoustic monitoring and temporal activity mapping’

Richard Beason, Rudiger Riesch and Julia Koricheva

‘Things that go “coo” in the night. Using visualization and machine learning methods to detect the Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)’

Elizabeth Znidersic, Michael Towsey, Kelly. W. Roy, David M. Watson, Sarah E. Darling, Anthony Truskinger and Paul Roe

10:15am to 10:30am ‘Acoustics sensors as a cost effective, precise and season long method of monitoring seabird colonies’

Matthew McKown, Graham Hemson, Paige Roberts, Abram Fleishman and Tim Tinker

‘Recognition of woodpecker calls using a convolutional deep neural network’

Juliette Florentin and Olivier Verlinden

10:30am to 11:00am Morning tea – P block level 4 covered concourse/foyer
11:00am to 12:00pm Stream 1: Soundscapes
The Kindler Theatre – P421
Stream 2: Machine Learning
The Forum – P419
11:00am to 11:15am ‘Ecoacoustics can detect ecosystem responses to environmental water allocations’

Simon Linke and Jo-Anne Wood

‘Automated methods for collecting and identifying frog data from acoustic recordings’

Elizabeth Stark, Rob Gration and David Cooley

11:15am to 11:30am ‘Soundscape of Mar Chiquita estuarine (Mar del Plata, Argentina)’

Maria Ceraulo, Maria Cielo Bazterrica, Fernando Hidalgo, Andrea Gavio, Salvatore Mazzola and Giuseppa Buscaino

‘Bird sound detection using deep learning architectures for wildlife monitoring’

Ivan Himawan, Michael Towsey and Paul Roe

11:30am to 11:45am ‘More loud, more good? What sound can tell us about freshwater condition’

Emilia Decker and Simon Linke

‘Salable Denoising of Bird Acoustic Data’

Alexander Brown, Saurabh Garg and James Montgomery

11:45 to 12:00pm ‘Time Series Methods for Ecoacoustics’

Toby Gifford

‘Developing a protocol for fully annotating bird vocalizations consistently’

Philip Eichinski

12:00pm to 12:15pm
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch – P block level 4 covered concourse/foyer
1:15pm to 2:15pm Keynote 4: Dr. Michael Towsey
Ecoacoustics: “a newly emerged discipline” or come of age?
The Kindler – P421
2:15pm to 3:15pm Stream 1: Indices
The Kindler Theatre – P421
Stream 2: Ecological Monitoring
The Forum – P419
2:15pm to 2:30pm ‘Tracking the seasonal and daily onset of the avian dawn chorus across Great Britain’

Stuart Brooker, Mark Whittingham, Philip Stephens, Stuart Newson, Dave Leech and Stephen Willis

‘Monitoring threatened frog populations in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area’

Elise Dewar, Michael Driessen and Rosemary Gales

2:30pm to 2:45pm ‘Acoustic structure in the dawn bird and dawn and dusk cicada choruses’

Yvonne Phillips, Michael Towsey and Susan Fuller

‘Population trend inferred from aural surveys for calling anurans in Korea’

Amaël Borzée, Desiree Andersen and Yikweon Jang

2:45pm to 3:00 ‘Visualizing Terapixels of Environmental Acoustic Data’

Anthony Truskinger, Michael Towsey and Paul Roe

‘The development of frog survey guidelines for deploying acoustic recorders’

Rob Gration, Elizabeth Stark and Stuart Muir

3:00pm to 3:15pm
3:15pm to 3:45pm Afternoon tea – P block level 4 covered concourse/foyer
3:45pm to 5:00pm Stream 1: Bioacoustics Applications
The Kindler Theatre – P421
Stream 2: Ecological Monitoring
The Forum – P419
3:45pm to 4:00pm ‘Understanding an icon: learning the language of the Javan rhino’

Steven Wilson, Georgina Hockings, Jo-Anne Wood and Salit Kark

‘Understanding the influence of landscape pattern on insectivorous bats in a cotton agricultural landscape matrix’

Sean Freney, Erin Peterson and Susan Fuller

4:00pm to 4:15pm ‘A year in the life of an urban flying-fox camp: An audio perspective of a noisy and sometimes unwelcome neighbour’

Pearson, T. 1, and Cheng, K.

‘Revealing variability in cane toad chorusing behaviour using automated acoustic recording’

Sheryn Brodie, Kiyomi Yasumiba and Lin Schwarzkopf

4:15pm to 4:30pm ‘Bioacoustics, behaviour and black-cockatoos: a new approach to conservation’

Daniella Teixeira, Paul Roe, Martine Maron and Berndt van Rensburg

‘Applications of Automatic Recording Devices within the National Biodiversity Monitoring and Reporting System, New Zealand’

James Mortimer, Terry Greene, Ian Westbrooke and Paul van Dam-Bates

4:30pm to 4:45pm ‘Bioacoustic monitoring reveals the calling activity of an endangered mountain-top frog (Philoria kundagungan) in response to climate’

Liam Bolitho

‘Bristle Whistle: Designing engaging citizen science to find furtive birds using acoustics’

Jessica L Oliver, Margot Brereton, David M Watson and Paul Roe

4:45pm to 5:00pm ‘How reliable is song as a cue for acoustic surveys of humpback whales with changing population size and density?’

Michael Noad, Rebecca Dunlop and Amelia Mack

‘Acoustic behaviour and early detection of the invasive Asian house gecko’

Jaimie Hopkins, Megan Higgie and Conrad Hoskin

5:00 pm to 5:15pm Wrap up of scientific stream
5:15pm to 5:30


5:30pm  to 9:30pm

Delegates will meet in P Block level 4 foyer

5:30pm Bus departure to Lone Pine Sanctuary

Dinner –  Lone Pine Sanctuary
Leave from QUT at 5:30