Spatial Ecology and Conservation lab start a working group about “Soundscape ecology and audiorecorder technologies for understanding biodiversity”

The spatial ecology and conservation lab (LEEC, UNESP Rio Claro) just started a discussion group on Sondscape Ecology and about the usage of audiorecorders. The idea is to discuss this fascinating side of ecology, where is the frontier of knowledge this research area, which software can be used to automatize data analyzes and species or other taxonimoc level identifiation. At the same time we plan to discuss about the methods to be used to analyzed this kind of information, experimental design etc. The dynamic of the group will be (a) discussion of key papers (you can participate virtually using Teamviwer; (b) in situ software testing; (c) how to configure audiorecorders to properly collect very good data; (d) discovering pitfalls in the sampling design using audiorecorders; (e) playing with simulations in R, Python etc for advance on soundscape ecology. Join us! More info on or

Animal movement

Research about animal movement within forests may assist and empower actions of environmental restoration. White lipped peccaries with GPS collars are currently being monitored at Pantanal, Mato Grosso.

“Getting to know how animals move enables us to better plan conservation and restoration actions. There are several services wildlife provides us with that are based on movement that we still do not know enough about”, says professor Milton Cezar Ribeiro.

See the report: click here.

LEEC Meeting Day

​​Hello everyone,

Next week (March 16th and 17th, 2015) we will be discussing PhD and Master projects. Reminder that we will have seminars with visitor researchers and a Field Work Day.
Where: Celina Foresti Auditorium – Ecology Department,  UNESP/RC
Monday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (Field Work Day – IPÊ Institute)

I look forward to seeing you!