About SuperSites BioAcoustics Portal

The Australian SuperSite Network (SuperSites) is a Facility of Australia's Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Each SuperSite is a long-term research site, established in significant biomes across Australia, to collect a wide range of data to develop a better understanding of ecosystem function. An extensive suite of measures is carried out at each SuperSite using both classical field methods and sensor systems to provide consistent data sets describing flora, fauna and biophysical processes. Open access to data is available to researchers, educators, natural resource managers and the public through dedicated data portals for field data including this site for the acoustic data.

How science is listening to the bush

Acoustic sensors provide an effective means for monitoring biodiversity at large spatial and temporal scales. SuperSites provides the research community with national scale acoustic sensor data collected at each SuperSite.

How to use the data portal

Over time this BioAcoustics data portal will be developed to offer a suite of tools to perform analysis and reporting on these data. Currently you can:

  1. Download and listen to acoustic recordings by using the clickable map.
  2. View the spectrogram for each recording.

Metadata for the bioacoustic recordings can be accessed from the Australian SuperSites Data Portal.