Catharina receives a grant from the National Geographic Society

Catharina has been awarded a grant from the National Geographic Society. The grant will be used to set up automatic acoustic monitoring stations at her field sites on Mount Kinabalu and to support standard visual encounter survey work. She expects automatic acoustic monitoring to be more cost effective than visual surveys because of the steep terrain and dense vegetation. The stations set up for acoustic monitoring will also gather additional environmental data, such as humidity and temperature, which will then be transmitted back to a server. Catharina will also be working on developing new algorithms for classifying frog calls using a Bayesian framework.