Natalie Yoh

Natalie Yoh
University of Wisconsin–Madison | UW · Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

PhD

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8
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8 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
University of Kent
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • https://research.kent.ac.uk/dice/people/
September 2017 - June 2018
University of Salford
Position
  • Postgraduate Demonstrator
Description
  • Modules include: GIS (computer based), Field Biology (field based), Wildlife study & research skills, Monitoring environmental change, Biological skills (lab based). Also lead a workshop in acoustic analysis (kaleidoscope software) for Level-6 students
Education
September 2018 - June 2022
University of Kent
Field of study
  • Conservation and biodiversity management
September 2017 - February 2019
University of Salford
Field of study
  • Conservation
September 2013 - June 2017
University of Salford
Field of study
  • Conservation

Publications

Publications (8)
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Despite mounting evidence on the ecological impacts of damming for biodiversity, little is known regarding its consequences in the hyper-diverse Southeast Asian tropical forests. Here we assess the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the diversity and activity of insectivorous bats within the hydroelectric Kenyir Lake in peninsular Malaysi...
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Edge effects, abiotic and biotic changes associated with habitat boundaries, are key drivers of community change in fragmented landscapes. Their influence is heavily modulated by matrix composition. With over half of the world’s tropical forests predicted to become forest edge by the end of the century, it is paramount that conservationists gain a...
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Bats comprise a quarter of all mammal species, provide key ecosystem services and serve as effective bioindicators. Automated methods for classifying echolocation calls of free-flying bats are useful for monitoring but are not widely used in the tropics. This is particularly problematic in Southeast Asia, which supports more than 388 bat species. H...
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1. The current extinction crisis demands worldwide commitment to conservation across all sectors of society. By transcending the traditional disciplinary boundaries , conservationists can reach new audiences to communicate pro-conservation knowledge, education and awareness messages. 2. There are approximately 2.7 billion video-gamers worldwide, wi...
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During the last decades, the use of bioacoustics as a non‐invasive and cost‐effective sampling method has greatly increased worldwide. For bats, acoustic surveys have long been known to complement traditional mist‐netting, however, appropriate protocol guidelines are still lacking for tropical regions. Establishing the minimum sampling effort neede...
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The expansion of oil palm agriculture has contributed to biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the tropics. Riparian reserves (areas of native forest along waterways) have the potential to maintain forest biodiversity and associated ecological processes within these agricultural landscapes. Using acoustic sampling, we investigated th...
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Phyllostomids (New World leaf-nosed bats) are the ecologically most diverse bat family and have undergone the most extensive adaptive radiation of any mammalian family. However comprehensive, multi-species studies regarding phyllostomid echolocation are scarce in the literature despite abundant ecological research. In this study, we describe the ca...
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Biosphere reserves, designated under The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Man and Biosphere Programme, aim to sustainably integrate protected areas into the biological and economic landscape around them by buffering strictly protected habitats with zones of limited use. However, the effectiveness of biospher...

Questions

Questions (2)
Question
Does anyone know of any journals which offer free proofreading of manuscripts where an author's first language is not English?
Question
Hi,
I'm currently using Random Forests to classify acoustic data to corresponding bat species, however I was wondering if there is a way to also incorporate unsupervised cluster analysis into my classifier (such as K-Means or Hierarchical modelling)?
Whilst I have training data for ~40% of my target species, there is likely to be a large proportion of my field dataset which corresponds to species that haven't yet been described in the supervised model and therefore I would like for the classifier to be able to assign new clusters/call types to new classes (that hopefully can be matched to a species later).
I have been looking at consensus maximisation algorithms but I'm not sure if this would be the best method.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
(I'm not a computer scientist so please forgive me if this is a very straightforward question)

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Projects (6)
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To describe the spatial and temporal variation in tropical forest soundscapes, and how this is affected by sustainable and unsustainable logging, as well as hunting. This project is based within tropical forests and savannah mosaics in Gabon.
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We explore how features of video games, in particular how the popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, can communicate pro-environmental conservation messages to the public
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An app to connect users with opportunities to contribute to wetland conservation. In partnership with Anglican Water, University of Kent, University of Southampton, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, and their corresponding NERC DTPs