People

Core people

Pavel Linhart – Polonez 1 Fellow; project leader.

Tomasz Osiejuk – Polonez 1 Research partner. Tomasz is professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. He provides support and mentorship on various aspects of project ranging from development of hypotheses, through methodological aspects, to preparation of manuscripts.

Daniel T. Blumstein – Key collaborator of the project. Dan is professor at the University of Claifornia, Los Angeles. He provides support and mentorship on various aspects of project ranging from development of hypotheses, through methodological aspects, to preparation of manuscripts.

Mathieu Mahamoud-Issa – Research assistant. Mathieu is a person who can be found behind most of the hard work in a project. He extracted most of the data from studies for comparative analyses, he helped to record birds in Poland, Cameroon and South Africa, he communicated and edited contributions from researchers in ID Tree, he helped to create analysis tools in R, he provided photos and multimedia for the project, and more…

Katarzyna Łosak – Kasia helped with running workshops during Researcher’s Nights, bioacoustic analyses, Polish translations, and she took care for a part of administrative tasks.

Maria Machura – Marysia helped with running workshops during Researcher’s Nights, conducting experiments, and Polish translations.

Jakub Linhart – Jakub is a software engeneer and joined the project to create Match-Match Animal Individuals (MMAI), our online acoustic memory game in which players can try to match pairs of calls from different bird individuals.

 

Collaboration and support

Martin Šálek – Martin is zoologist at the Institue of Vertebrate Biology in Brno and coordinator of the project ATHENE in Czech Ornithological Society. He provides and maintains a dataset of little owl calls spanning over eight years. This is one of the crucial datasets for the project. He also, provided opportunity to join him in field during recording of little owls and collaborate on conservation campaign focusing on little owls.

Dan Stowell – Dan is senior researcher in machine listening at Queen Mary University of London and Turing fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. He is an expert in machine learning who used our datasets to investigate possibilities of automatic identification of bird individuals.

Marek Špinka – Marek is senior researcher at Institute of Animal Science in Prague. He, together with Richard Policht and Michaela Syrová, co-authored the datset of piglet calls which was used in the project and provided opportunity to collaborate on study on ontogeny of identity signatures in piglets.

Michał Budka – Michał co-authored corncrake datset used in one of the studies and provided support during the field recording of corncrake calls.

Tereza Petrusková – Tereza studies animal behaviour and acoustic communication of birds at Charles University in Prague. She provided recordings of tree pipits for one of the studies and opinions in many discussions within and beyond the project.

Jana Vokurková – Janka is a PhD student at Charles University in Prague focusing on animal acoustic communication and ecoacoustics. She helped us to record birds in South Africa as a volunteer.

James Rosindell – James is a research fellow at Imperial College London and the original inventor of OneZoom. He provided support during adaptation of OneZoom for displaying individual identity in vocalizations within ID Tree.

Many researchers contributed examples of calls from their focal species into ID Tree.