Dominik Arend




since 2023     PhD student
2019 - 2022
    MSc, Environmental Sciences, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

2015 - 2019

    BSc, Waldwirtschaft und Umwelt, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

Current Research

I am interested in the entities of acoustic data and the ecological information it transports. The composition of soundscapes (the acoustic environment) and the relationships between their sources are my main research items. To investigate large acoustic datasets, I work with the output of deep learning models, identifying bio-, geo- and anthropophony. Fine-tuned AI models to identify bird, insect or mammal species are among my objectives as well.

I use these separated sounds to model the impact of local and regional land-use intensity, landscape configuration, and vegetation structure on soundscape composition and individual species of the acoustic community.


Projects and Collaborations

HearTheSpecies : Using computer audition to understand the drivers of soundscape composition, and to predict parasitation rates based on vocalisations of bird species. A cooperation with the chair of Embedded Intelligence for Health Care and Wellbeing (Uni Augsburg) within the Biodiversity Exploratories


Peer-reviewed Publications





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