Protocols

We provide a series of standardized protocols that describe how the BU collects, analyzes, manages, and reports acoustic data. These protocols are regularly updated and are freely available for download.

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Autonomous Recording Unit Deployment Protocol SM2, SM3, and SM4 Models of Song Meters

Autonomous Recording Unit Deployment Protocol SM2, SM3, and SM4 Models of Song Meters

This protocol outlines step-by-step instructions for deploying SM2, SM3, and SM4 Autonomous Recording Units in forested, grassland, and wetland areas.

SM3 Maintenance Protocol

SM3 Maintenance Protocol

This protocol provides best practices for maintaining your SM3 Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) used for remote monitoring. The protocol also provides a checklist for inspection.

SM2 Maintenance Protocol

SM2 Maintenance Protocol

This protocol provides best practices for maintaining your SM2 Autonomous Recording Units (ARUs) used for remote monitoring. The protocol also provides a checklist for inspection.

Deployment Protocol

Deployment Protocol

This protocol provides details on all aspects of the use of Song Meter brand ARUs, from programming to field deployment and data storage.

ARU Deployment Datasheet

ARU Deployment Datasheet

Datasheet to be filled out when ARUs are deployed in the field.

ARU Pickup Datasheet

ARU Pickup Datasheet

Datasheet to be filled out when ARUs are retrieved from the field at the end of the field season or study duration.

ARU Settings

ARU Settings

A zip file containing instructions on programming and setting an ARU to record.

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Acoustic Recording Analysis Protocol

Acoustic Recording Analysis Protocol

This protocol describes how the Bioacoustic Unit processes acoustic data into tabular data, manages acoustic data, and enters data into a database.

Recognizer Protocol

Recognizer Protocol

This protocol provides information on running the 11 automatic recognizer files for processing ARU recordings.

Recognizer Files

Recognizer Files

This is a zip file containing 11 automatic recognizer files for processing ARU recordings. See Recognizer Protocol for information on how to use the automatic recognizers.

Acoustic Recording Analysis

Acoustic Recording Analysis

This protocol describes how the BU processes acoustic data into tabular data, how to manage acoustic data, and how to enter the data into a database.