Open-source online platform for ecoacoustics

Project SoundEFForTS

Beo Ecoacoustics project of the Collaborative Research Center 990 (EFForTS), led by B09 in Jambi, Indonesia. We analysed soundscapes from our core plots in lowland rainforest, jungle rubber, oil palm, and rubber plantations ("Open Collections" menu, data published in various syntheses), Berbak national park ("Open Collections" menu, F1000Research), the oil palm exclusion experiment (Ecology), the microphone signal-to-noise study ("Open Collections" menu, PeerJ), and the oil palm management experiment (Frontiers in Forests and Global Change). We also reference species recordings of several Anura species (Global Ecology and Conservation).

Reference collections / call libraries

Vignette Apart from the annotation of soundscapes, BioSounds offers reference call collections (a.k.a. "call libraries"). This offer is unique outside of XenoCanto's offer for birds, and it allows sound recording archival, public access (visualisation and playback), and reference in scientific publications. At the moment, we host species recordings for European and South-East Asian bats, African primates, as well as Sumatran amphibians.

The reference collections are always open and can be found under "Reference Collections".

Coming soon: Peruvian bats.


Maki We host annotated night soundscapes and lemur reference recordings from Kirindy Private Reserve, Madagascar, obtained within the frame of the Centre National de Formation, d’Etudes et de Recherche en Environnement et Forestier and the German Primate Center.

Flower fields in Göttingen

SM2Bat+ We study the impact of flower fields on bird diversity in bordering agricultural fields in several locations around Göttingen, Germany. We repeated our sampling protocol yearly since 2018, and conducted this study in the frame of student projects under the lead of the Agroecology and Functional Agrobiodiversity groups.