Funding received from Otago Science Participatory Fund

Listed: 28th April 2023

We’re very excited to have received funding from the Otago Science Participatory Fund Platform and Curious Minds to expand our mohua monitoring study in Makarora. We will be working with Dr Laura Molles of Verum Group on improving the monitoring of mohua using acoustic recorders. This monitoring and research builds on prior monitoring done with seed funding received from the Otago Science Participatory Fund in the 2022 spring. It also extends research by Dr Molles which proved that mohua song can identify individual birds; identified different song types of mohua in the Makarora region; and developed a detection algorithm for mohua songs. This monitoring and research will allow for the development of non-invasive monitoring techniques.


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