Monitoring kelp soundscapes and biodiversity
Collegues at Scripps Institution on Oceanography (SIO) and I have developed a paired acoustic-optical system to monitor the soundscapes and biodiversity found in the Southern California kelp forests.
Acoustically mapping kelp using consumer hardware
Using consumer-grade, easy-to-find GPS/transducer combos, we are developing a technique to rapidly map and characterize kelp and other algae species in the Southern California kelp forests.
Long-term, trap-deployable camera systems
In collaboration with researchers at FWC's Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, I have developed an customizable camera system that can be fitted to spiny lobster traps used in the Florida Keys. These cameras are being used to monitor deep-water lionfish populations, as well as explore how lobster traps affect the health and movement of lobsters.
Acoustically estimating kelp density
A colleague at SIO (Camille Pagniello) and I want to test a method to use acoustics to estimate the density of kelps in the forests off California. Check the link at left for more info!