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Autonomous Recording Units in Avian Ecological Research: Current Use and Future Applications

Shonfield J and Bayne E VIEW

This paper summarizes the benefits and drawbacks for the use of Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs). It outlines how ARUs allow researchers to store a permanent record of the data, reduce observer bias, and conduct more repeat visits. It also outlines inherent drawbacks, including the associated cost of equipment and data storage, potential for equipment failure, and sampling trade-offs. However, the paper highlights that the future applications for the use of ARUs is promising, and has the potential to facilitate advances in the field of avian ecology.

DOCUMENT TYPE: Peer-reviewed Publications

SUBJECT AREA: monitoring

TAGS: acoustic survey, biodiversity, noninvasive sampling, passive acoustic monitoring, vocal communication

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