Catharina went to the Third International Conference on Southeast Asian Gateway Evolution (SAGE 2017) in Bogor, Indonesia from 28 August to 1 September 2017. She co-organized a symposium titled “New Biomonitoring Techniques” with Prof. Rudolf Meier. The symposium covered topics including eDNA (Rudolf Meier), camera trapping (Reuben Clements) and acoustic monitoring (Catharina). The symposium also included fascinating talks on drones and soundscapes. Karlina Indraswari from the Ecoacoustics research group at Queensland Institute of Technology delivered an engaging talk on soundscapes and analyzing soundscape data, which saw her awarded with second place in the oral presentation awards.
Link for the ecoacoustics group : http://research.ecosounds.org