Source:International Bioacoustics Congress, Haridwar, India (2017)
The Natural History Museum (London) collection of recorded wildlife sound comprises mainly of field and laboratory recordings made between the 1970s and 1990s by David Ragge and Jim Reyn-olds. The recordings underpin historic acoustic studies on the European Orthoptera (e.g. Ragge & Reynolds, 1998) and the taxonomy of the frogs of Mulu National Park (e.g. Dring, 1984).Where possible BioAcoustica makes links between sound recordings and preserved specimens, and the collecting of appropriate voucher specimens is encouraged for those submitting recordings. The majority of specimens for which recordings are held (including a number of holotypes) are deposited in the Natural History Museum, London. Depositing specimens in other collections is also en-couraged, and several projects will also be depositing material in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.Linking recordings to published works is also facilitated, allowing the recordings that underpin re-search to be easily identified and faciliating reproducability in bioacoustic research. A description of the project can be found in Baker et al (2015).