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Director of Bioacoustics at Baker Consultants, Carlos Abrahams, is Awarded PhD in Bioacoustics

We are really pleased to announce that Baker Consultants’ Director of Bioacoustics, Carlos Abrahams has been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy from Nottingham Trent University.

Carlos Abrahams achieved his PhD in Bioacoustics by the publication of seven ground-breaking peer reviewed papers on bioacoustics: The Application of Sound Recording Techniques for Species and Wider Ecological Monitoring. His papers have been wide ranging; from surveys of Capercaillie in the Scottish Highlands, to the bioacoustics of ponds, monitoring populations of bird assemblages, and the identification of nightjar calls. His latest work has concentrated on the use of bioacoustics for monitoring the health of soils, work which Carlos got the opportunity to showcase at Moet Hennessy’s World Living Soils Forum in June 2022. You can read more about this event here.

Carlos’ work on bioacoustics has many applications for ecological monitoring, as it offers a new approach that is inexpensive, reliable, repeatable and avoids surveyor bias. The techniques are generating huge interest for those wishing to monitor agri-environment schemes, rewilding projects, biodiversity net gain and soil regeneration projects.

Andrew Baker, Managing Director at Baker Consultants, said “We are really proud of Carlos’ achievement. His work on bioacoustics is truly revolutionary and his Doctorate award (with no corrections!) has been well deserved. We’ll be having a big party to celebrate such a magnificent achievement.”

You can read the full thesis here.

For more information on Baker Consultants Ltd bioacoustics services click here, or watch the video below.

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