Automatic Capture and Classification of Frog Calls
ACM Student Research Competition: Graduate Poster
ACM Student Research Competition: Undergraduate Poster
TimeWednesday, 18 November 20208:30am - 5pm EDT
DescriptionGlobal frog populations are threatened by an increasing number of environmental threats such as habitat loss, disease, and pollution. Traditionally, in-person acoustic surveys of frogs have measured population loss and conservation outcomes among these visually cryptic species. However, these methods rely heavily on trained individuals and time-consuming field work. We propose an end-to-end workflow for the automatic recording, presence-absence identification, and web page visualization of frog calls by their species. The workflow encompasses recording of frog calls via custom Raspberry Pi’s, data-pushing to Jetstream cloud computer, and species classification by three different machine learning models: Random Forest, Convolutional Neural Network, and Recursive Neural Network.