Valerie Eddington

Using acoustics to monitor dense populations of animals
A photo of Integrative and Organismal Biological Sciences Master of Science student Valerie Eddington

Biological Sciences: Integrative and Organismal Biological Sciences - PhD
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Advisor: Dr. Laura Kloepper, Dr. Kloepper's lab website; Dr. Easton White, Dr. White's lab website

My research integrates acoustic ecology and quantitative ecology to investigate new methods for monitoring dense populations of animals. My current work is aimed at using acoustic energy measurements to create a model that estimates populations size of dense emergences of gray bats (Myotis grisescens) and Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis).

Summer 2023, I will be starting a project investigating the use of acoustic energy trends to monitor both nest abundance and phenological trends (such as hatch rates) of common terns (Sterna hirundo) on the Isle of Shoals in collaboration with the Shoals Marine Lab.