Since 2012, we started a new research program working on two different fronts. First, we are characterizing advertisement calls of Andean frogs. Second, we are implementing an acoustic monitoring program on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central in Antioquia. We are collecting a significant amount of data that will allow us to complement our inferences on the demographic studies in the region. We are also challenged by the complexity of the data and we have an active collaboration with the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Universidad de Antioquia to design and implement artificial intelligent algorithms to analyze sound data. We are also combining different methodologies to answer questions from species presence, population trends, landscape ecology and community assemblage from acoustic data. With this research program we aim to demonstrate the benefits of passive monitoring strategies to infer the effect of human disturbances by using ecoacoustics  in the Andean ecosystems.



Gómez-Ortega, W.E., C.V. Isaza, J.M. Daza. 2018. Detecting changes in disturbed habitats: A new method from acoustic indices. Ecological Informatics 45: 16-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.03.001

Bedoya, C., C. Isaza, J.D. López, and J.M. Daza. 2017. Automatic Identification of rainfall in acoustic recordings. Ecological Indicators 75: 95-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.12.018

Rivera-Correa, M., F. Vargas-Salinas  and  T. Grant. 2017. Statistical differences and biological implications: a comparative analysis of the advertisement calls of two Andean stream treefrog (Hylidae: Hyloscirtus) and the evolution of acoustic characters. Salamandra 53 (2): 237-244.

Bedoya, C., Isaza, C., Daza, J.M. & López, J.D. 2014. Automatic recognition of anuran species based on syllable identification. Ecological Informatics 24: 200–209.

Garcia, N., Macias-Toro, E., Vargas-Bonilla, J.F., Daza, J.M., Lopez, J.D. 2014. Segmentation of bio-signals in field recordings using fundamental frequency detection. 2014 International Work Conference on Bio-inspired Intelligence (IWOBI). pp. 86-92. doi: 10.1109/IWOBI.2014.6913944

Jimenez, C., L. Vargas, J. Fang, J. Di Filippo, J.M. Daza. 2013. Advertisement call of Diasporus anthrax Lynch, 2001 (Anura: Eleutherodactylidae) with comparisons to calls from congeneric species. South American Journal of Herpetology 8: 1-4.

Daza, J.M, A. Hernández-Serna, A. Morales-Rozo, A. Restrepo, C. Molina, J.L. Parra. Bioacoustic monitoring in the Neotropics: Assessing animal activity of endemic and threatened species. XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, Pirenópolis, Brazil, September 2013.

Parra, J.L., A. Morales-Rozo, A. Restrepo, C. MolinaJ.M. Daza.  Spatial and temporal variation in acoustic diversity in a fragmented landscape in the Central Andes of Colombia.  XXIV International Bioacoustics Congress, Pirenópolis, Brazil, September 2013.

Díaz-Gutiérrez, N., F. Vargas-Salinas, M. Rivera-Correa, J. A. Rojas-Morales, S. Escobar-Lasso, J.A. Velasco, P.D.A. Gutiérrez-Cárdenas and A. Amézquita. 2013. Description of the previously unknown  advertisement call and tadpole of the Colombian endemic glassfrog Centrolene savagei (Anura: Centrolenidae). Zootaxa 3686: 289–296.