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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
Doing Business As Name:University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
PD/PI:
  • T. Mitchell Aide
  • (787) 764-0000
  • tmaide@yahoo.com
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Carlos J Corrada-Bravo
Award Date:08/15/2007
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 775,183
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 775,183
  • FY 2007=$259,943
  • FY 2008=$250,768
  • FY 2009=$264,472
Start Date:09/01/2007
End Date:08/31/2011
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.074
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Automated Remote Data Aquisition, Analysis and Dissemination of Biodiversity Indicators in the Context of Global Climate Change
Federal Award ID Number:0640143
DUNS ID:143960193
Parent DUNS ID:090051616
Program:ADVANCES IN BIO INFORMATICS

Awardee Location

Street:18 Ave. Universidad, Ste.1801
City:San Juan
State:PR
ZIP:00925-2512
County:San Juan
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Street:18 Ave. Universidad, Ste.1801
City:San Juan
State:PR
ZIP:00925-2512
County:San Juan
Country:US
Cong. District:00

Abstract at Time of Award

The University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras is awarded a grant to develop an automated remote biodiversity monitoring network that remotely censuses bird and amphibians using sound. The project will produce machine-learning algorithms for species identification, a database, and a web accessible interface for dynamic content. The network will be deployed in tropical montane cloud forests in Puerto Rico where hourly recordings will be transferred wirelessly to remote analysis centers to be digitized. Species recognition programs will use turbo-coding and Hidden Markov Models. An open platform based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP will provide the web dissemination of audio, identifications, and associated climate data collected simultaneously. The project will work closely with the Caribbean National Forest and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources and Environment to ensure that the system is useful for them and other groups that may adopt it in the future. In addition, public outreach will be initiated by incorporating members of the Ornithological Society of Puerto Rico in the bird vocalization identification component of the project.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Acevedo, MA; Corrada-Bravo, CJ; Corrada-Bravo, H; Villanueva-Rivera, LJ; Aide, TM "Automated classification of bird and amphibian calls using machine learning: A comparison of methods" ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS, v.4, 2009, p.206. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2009.06.00  View record at Web of Science

Maria Isabel Herrera-Montes & T. Mitchell Aide "Impacts of traffic noise on anuran and bird communities" Urban Ecosystems, v.14, 2011, p.415. doi:10.1007/s11252-011-0158-7 

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