Scientists Are Recording 24-Hour Soundtracks of Rainforests
Scientists Are Recording 24-Hour Soundtracks of Rainforests,
September 30, 2015,
By Heather Hansman,
The bioacoustic data gives Nature Conservancy researchers clues about the health of an ecosystem
In the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea's Adelbert Mountains, birds-of-paradise, flightless cassowaries, frogs and insects are constantly making noise. But as the forest gets more developed, that could be changing. A group from the Nature Conservancy is keeping tabs on the health of the ecosystem by listening to its soundtrack.