The FrogPhone: A novel device for real-time frog call monitoring

Adrian Garrido Sanchis*, Lorenzo Bertolelli, Anke Maria Hoefer, Marta Yebra Alvarez, Kumudu Munasinghe

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    Auditory surveys are instrumental for a range of absent–present studies of vocal species. However, they are generally time and resource-intensive. To keep the cost of time and travel associated with auditory surveys at a minimum, we have developed a device, the FrogPhone, for remote monitoring. The system simulates the main features of a phone device working within the 3G/4G Cellular network frequencies or a satellite network. By dialling up the invention, the user can conduct an auditory survey in real time and obtain environmental data (e.g. water and air temperature) through a text message sent to his mobile phone. The FrogPhone allows extending auditory survey projects while decreasing overall project costs and enable surveys that previously were too costly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)222-228
    Number of pages7
    JournalMethods in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


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