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Data Standards for Bioacoustics: Is there a GBIF for Bioacoustics?

GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, is: an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world's governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data ...
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Comparison of Soundscape metrics from different software?

There are a number of software packages available for describing soundscape and differing views on which approach is 'best' (see this thread), and there have been attempts at developing standards for ...
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Acoustic Recording File Description and Annotation Standards - What Exists? What Should Exist?

I am hoping to compile a list of existing standards or recommended approaches for describing acoustic files, including any notable strengths or weaknesses with the systems. My team has access to large ...
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Guidelines/Standards for terrestrial ecoacoustics studies

Can you provide useful resources about existing guidelines/standards (or even common practices) for terrestrial ecoacoustics studies (recording entire soundscapes, not specific taxa)? More ...
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Are there conventions for describing the visual representation of sounds on a spectrogram (i.e. names for shape patterns)?

I have a growing set of bioacoustic recordings with accompanying spectrograms from marine animals in an online repository. Currently, the recordings can be searched based on the sound 'name' as ...
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Does the file format of audio recordings (e.g. .wav vs .mp3) matter if you are performing acoustic analyses on them?

I am building a website that hosts acoustic recordings from marine animals (currently just fish - example here). On the website itself the files are best stored in MP3 format, as most internet ...