The REAL has established linkages with several organizations focused on large-scale ecological phenomena and acoustics including:
- NPS Natural Sounds Program
- The Acoustic Ecology Network
- "Ecological & Environmental Acoustic Remote Sensor (EcoEARS) Application for Long-Term Monitoring and Assessment of Wildlife"
- World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
- Acoustic Ecology Defined
- Ecological Acoustics Research, Purdue University
- Center for Embedded Networked Sensing: Terrestrial Ecology Observing Systems
- Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology
Ecological Sensor System
- San Diego Supercomputer Center
- High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network
- National Ecological Observatory Network
The REAL is an associate laboratory of the Computational Ecology and Visualization Laboratory (CEVL), Global Observatory for Ecosystem Services (GOES) and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO) at Michigan State University.