Good practice guidelines for long-term ecoacoustic monitoring in the UK.
Passive acoustic monitoring has great potential as a cost-effective method for long-term biodiversity monitoring. However, to maximise its efficacy, standardisation of survey protocols is necessary to ensure data are comparable and permit reliable inferences. The aim of these guidelines is to outline a basic long-term acoustic monitoring protocol that can be adapted to suit a range of projects according to specific objectives and size. Summarized here are some basic recommendations for audible-range terrestrial ecosystem monitoring.