Awardee: Charlotte Chang, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Analysis
Charlotte Chang is a conservation scientist teaching introductory environmental science and conservation biology at Pomona College. Research in her lab examines how different stakeholders interact with the environment, ranging from digital conservation constituencies in different countries to illicit wildlife hunting to managing agroforests to better support habitat specialist taxa.
Title: Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring to Measure Biodiversity in Environmental Science Classes
Goal: To redesign EA30 and BIOL104 to introduce students to passive acoustic monitors, such as AudioMoth, to record vocalizing biodiversity, specifically birds and insects, and process these data using computer vision models (BirdNET Analyzer) to produce inventories of species at different sites in the vicinity of the Colleges