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Sound Identification of Terrestrial Mammals of Britain & Ireland

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Explore the fascinating world of mammal identification with ‘Sound Identification of Terrestrial Mammals of Britain & Ireland.’ From red deer to pygmy shrews, this comprehensive guide covers 42 species, offering invaluable insights into survey methods, acoustic analysis, and species identification.

Authored by bioacoustic experts, the book features over 300 figures, a downloadable sound library, and practical guidance for professionals and enthusiasts alike. A must-have handbook for anyone interested in mammalian biodiversity.

  • Covers 42 species of terrestrial mammal in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
  • Packed with over 300 figures and spectrograms.
  • Access to a downloadable sound library of more than 250 recordings.
  • Hard cover with 392 pages

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Dive into the rich world of terrestrial mammal identification with ‘Sound Identification of Terrestrial Mammals of Britain & Ireland’. This comprehensive book redefines the study of mammalian species, encompassing 42 diverse creatures ranging from the majestic red deer to the diminutive pygmy shrew. For the first time, this groundbreaking volume consolidates mammal identification into a single, overarching field of study, offering invaluable insights into survey methods, acoustic analysis, and the utilisation of cutting-edge software. Spanning regions including Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, this book equips readers with the tools and knowledge needed to accurately identify and survey terrestrial mammals.

Authored by experts in the field of bioacoustics, this book is a testament to their extensive experience and dedication. With over 300 figures, including specific spectrogram examples, readers gain a deep understanding of each species and their distinctive acoustic signatures. Moreover, access to a downloadable sound library boasting more than 250 recordings enhances the learning experience, allowing for immersive exploration of mammalian calls.

From the introductory chapters providing context and survey techniques to the species-specific sections delving into even-toed ungulates, carnivores, lagomorphs, rodents, and insectivores, this book leaves no stone unturned. Each chapter is meticulously crafted, providing detailed insights and practical guidance for ecological consultants, academics, conservationists, hobbyists, and mammal recorders alike.

With its wealth of knowledge, ‘Deer Identification of Terrestrial Mammals’ is set to become an indispensable handbook for years to come. Whether you’re embarking on a wildlife survey or simply seeking to deepen your understanding of mammalian biodiversity, this book promises to be a true ear-opener.

Meet the Authors:

Neil Middleton: A licensed bat worker and owner of BatAbility Courses & Tuition, Neil Middleton has over 25 years of experience studying bats, with a focus on their acoustic behaviour. Having conducted over 400 training events, he is dedicated to self and community development.

Books by Neil Middleton:
– “Social Calls of the Bats of Britain & Ireland” (2nd Edition)
– “Is That a Bat? A Guide to Non-Bat Sounds Encountered During Bat Surveys”
– “The Effective Ecologist – Succeed in the Office Environment”

Stuart Newson: A Senior Research Ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, Stuart Newson specializes in survey design and data analysis from national ‘citizen-science’ surveys. With a keen interest in bats and acoustic monitoring, he develops technology to aid conservation and engage wider audiences.

Huma Pearce: A freelance ecologist with a focus on mammals, Huma Pearce has worked on monitoring projects worldwide. Since 2005, her interest in bats led her to specialize in sound analysis for species identification and behavioural studies. She advocates for the use of bioacoustics in mammal monitoring and actively contributes to sound libraries like the BTO Acoustic Pipeline.

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