Phys.Org: Low-cost microphones could be used to help track infectious disease risks in the wild
Researchers have shown how sounds recorded by low-cost microphones could be used to help track infectious disease risks in the rainforest and in other rapidly changing landscapes. The study—published in Trends in Parasitology and led by the University of Glasgow—discusses how listening to the sounds of an ecosystem can inform our understanding of factors that drive the spread of disease between animals and people. The findings are the result of a partnership between researchers from the University of Glasgow, Danau Girang Field Center in Malaysia, and Rainforest Connection, an NGO which uses sound recording to monitor endangered species and send real-time alerts to prevent poaching and illegal logging in the rainforests.
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