Baker Consultants

Bioacoustics

Scientific and cost-effective survey techniques

Large sites with multiple species covering a range of habitats can be costly to survey. The use of remote monitoring can cut down on surveyor hours and provide data that is more scientifically robust to stand up to legal scrutiny at public inquiry. Bioacoustics techniques are also being developed as a monitoring tool for assessing biodiversity.

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Innovation in survey and monitoring techniques

Our bioacoustics team offers an alternative to conventional survey techniques that can be much more cost-effective and defensible at public inquiry. Baker Consultants is actively developing innovative new ecology survey techniques that are backed-up by peer-reviewed research.

Our services include:

  • Data collection, analysis and consultancy
  • Signal processing and interpretation
  • Innovative remote recording of bat and nightjar vocalisations.

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Bioacoustics Survey Protocols and Methods

While bioacoustic surveys are becoming more mainstream, Baker Consultants is leading the way in innovative survey protocols and methods. Research we have undertaken with the Natural Environment Research Council and a number of key universities is challenging the status quo and moving the industry towards more rigorous best practice. We recently won the Best Practice Award for Innovation at the CIEEM 2020 Awards for our pioneering work with heathland birds bioacoustic monitoring.

Why Baker Consultants?

Agri-environment monitoring and Biodiversity Net Gain

Our in-house team of bioacoustics consultants is highly experienced in using the latest technology to gather robust, defensible data on a range of species, including bats and nightjar. Innovation and robust science is at the heart of what we do. Our technical team has developed unique ways of collecting and analysing data to save time and money on your project. Remote monitoring of birds, bats and other species removes surveyor bias and provides more robust data. We are also developing the use of bioacoustics for assessing biodiversity as part of a pilot agri-environment scheme with Defra.

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