I work for World Vision Australia on a project called "Scale Up FMNR" (Famer Managed Natural Regeneration). At its most simple level, FMNR is a practice that encourages farmers to retain and maintain trees on their properties. The (initial) focus of my work is in four countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia).
There is currently very little published evidence on the benefits of FMNR to biodiversity. As such, I am keen to connect with researchers that may be using acoustic monitoring (or other remote monitoring devices) to measure changes in biodiversity across time.
Does anyone know of researchers working with these technologies in East Africa (or elsewhere), that may be looking for field sites or potential collaborations? I would love to monitor changes in biodiversity across time at FMNR sites and paired non-treament (control) sites.
Thanks for your time.