Once again, we are proud to announce that we were able to accommodate two grant winners this quarter. We received 90 applications from 10 countries and 6 continents submitted in just 8 weeks! The strength of these applicants’ proposals made it a very difficult decision for the grant committee, which is made up of Wildlife Acoustics staff.
We are pleased to award our Q4 2015 product grants to Dr Jessica Bryant from the Zoological Society of London and Dr Bryan Bedrosian of Teton Raptor Center.
Dr. Jessica Bryant, the Zoological Society of London
Detecting the world’s rarest ape: Improving monitoring efforts for the Hainan gibbon.
Dr. Bryant and the Zoological Society of London will use Song Meter SM3 recorders in the rugged regions of the Bawangling National Nature Reserve on Hainan Island to monitor the world’s rarest ape and one of the world’s rarest mammals, the Critically Endangered Hainan gibbon. Song Meters will be used to detect the existing gibbon groups and monitor their movements within the reserve. Song Scope analysis software will be used to analyse the results.
Bryan Bedrosian, Teton Raptor Center
Understanding forest raptor dynamics in the southern Yellowstone Ecosystem
Mr. Bedrosian will be using Song Meter SM3 acoustic recorders to conduct the first study on the community dynamics of boreal raptors of the southern region of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Song Meters will be deployed throughout the area to collect night call data from different species of owls followed by pre-dawn surveys of goshawks. The results will be analyzed using Song Scope analysis software.
We were amazed by the quality of the applications we received and we are looking forward to the next round of entries. Watch our blog for periodic updates from our grant winners as well as future announcements about the Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant Program! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news of upcoming grant deadlines and updated rules.