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5 cool measurement tools for quantifying regenerative agriculture

Man with recorder in field, John Quinn
John Quinn uses sophisticated recording technology and his trained ear to identify bird populations on farms.

How are bird populations and sustainable agriculture related? Furman University’s John Quinn, a biology professor, is working with General Mills to categorize and identify individual birds in thousands of hours of recordings captured by field microphones. The goal is to compare the bird populations on farms that are practicing regenerative agriculture to baseline control groups to see if there is a statistically significant difference in bird populations. While the recording technology saves time and money, it takes an expert ornithologist, like Quinn, to sort out birds’ regional dialects to make the final call – no pun intended. Read more in GreenBiz.

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