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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Book on Wireless Sensor Network Applications
31st December 2010
Book Cover
I recently edited a book titled "Wireless Sensor Networks: Application-Centric Design". It is an open-access book, meaning that you can download and read it for free, by following the link below. My contribution (the preface) can also be downloaded in isolation from our ePrints server, at http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/21705/. This book is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all WSN applications and deployments to date. Instead, it is a collection of state-of-the-art research papers ... [more]

Autonomous Street Light Simulator
21st February 2014
The StreetlightSim website
StreetlightSim has been produced as part of Sei Ping Lau's, a member of my research team, PhD research project. The simulator is an open source streetlight simulation environment based on the well-known OMNet++ and SUMO tools. It features a customisable road traffic pattern, described by the road traffic distribution according to different times of day and annual average daily traffic flow (AADF), and can be easily extended to different streetlight networks using OpenStreetMap and JOSM. Stree... [more]

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