Deafening insects mask true biodiversity assessed via acoustic surveys in Japan

Source: ScienceDaily

Ecologists have been using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity in sub-tropical Japan. The team assessed how effective these acoustic surveys were for pinpointing Okinawa’s wild and wonderful fauna in different sonic conditions –and discovered that the incessant choruses of the local cicadas disguise the true diversity of the region.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201116125615.htm