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Computational Bioacoustics by Todor Ganchev

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Introduction

As discussed in Chapter 1, biodiversity is essential to preserving the capacity of earth to support complex life. Furthermore, alongside economic, cultural, and ethical aspects, preserving the genetic richness of Earth’s ecosystem is also important for future technological advances of humankind. Throughout the entire history of our civilization, we have studied the living nature in order to gain knowledge, inspiration, or insights in possible ways to improve our technology. Biodiversity is of particular importance for technology advancement because flora and fauna species comprise a vast repository of ideas and information, which directly contribute to the diversity of concepts and developments in the areas ...

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