Dr Geoff V. Merrett
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Research Featured in New Scientist

12th September 2013

New Scientist Issue 2932
New Scientist Issue 2932
Our research into the use of smartphones to for biodiversity monitoring has been featured in New Scientist.

The New Forest Cicada is the only cicada native to the UK and, having not been seen for many years, is at great danger of becoming extinct. One of my PhD students, Davide Zilli, is investigating whether or not the millions of annual visitors to the New Forest National Park can be turned into mobile biodiversity sensors, using the smartphones that they carry with them.

"Biologists like Kenichi Ueda of the website iNaturalist.org are pretty excited. 'If their technique can be generalised to identify the sounds of any animal and not just cicadas, then I think the stage is set for some kind of Animal Shazam service that will tell you what crickets are chirping in your backyard, or what shrieking bird just woke you up at 4 am.'"

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Other Articles

Elsevier Journal Paper "Highly Downloaded"
8th October 2013
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Today we were notified that our paper 'The impact of agricultural activities on water quality: A case for collaborative catchment-scale management using integrated wireless sensor networks' is the 12th most downloaded article in the Elsevier Journal on Computers and Electronics in Agriculture over the previous 90 days. Edit: as of October 2013, the paper has received 482 views. Edit: as of December 2013, the paper has received 791 views, and is the 16th most downloaded article in the Elsev... [more]

Davide Recevies Silver Prize
6th June 2013
Davide being awarded the prize
Davide Zilli recevied the Silver Award for his poster presentation at the University's 2013 Postgraduate Research Showcase. The award was presented to him by the University's Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Spearing.His poster was on his research into the use of smartphones for biodiversity monitoring, in particular the hunt for the New Forest Cicada.

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