Category Archives: Bioacoustics

New paper on the acoustic niche hypothesis and coquí frogs

Yesterday my new paper got published in PeerJ: Villanueva-Rivera LJ. (2014) Eleutherodactylus frogs show frequency but no temporal partitioning: implications for the acoustic niche hypothesis. PeerJ 2:e496 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.496 Although a good part of it was a chapter of my MS thesis, I recently added a … Continue reading

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Review of the SM2 and SM3 by Wildlife Acoustics

(Updated on 15 Jun to add the problem of uneven recording length) I’ve been working with automated digital audio recorders for more than a decade. Back in 2003, I started recording at the tropical forests of Puerto Rico with a … Continue reading

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Experimenting with preprints

The online journal PeerJ has introduced a new feature to biology that has a great potential: a preprint archive. This type of archive seems to be very popular in other fields, in particular arXiv for physics and math. Preprint archives serve … Continue reading

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Soundscapes featured in Science

The journal Science covered some aspects of soundscapes in the News Focus section of the 21 February 2014 issue.  Eavesdropping on Ecosystems – Kelly Servick Advances in cheap, tough automated recorders and powerful sound-analysis software are inspiring scientists to launch increasingly ambitious … Continue reading

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Updated version of the soundecology package for R

A few weeks ago I published a new R package, soundecology. After spending the three days before submission fixing bugs, testing and trying to make sure the code fits the specifications, you realize you missed something. In this case I … Continue reading

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New R package of soundscape ecology indices

After months of development, my package of soundscape indices is available at CRAN! The long process included translating methods sections from papers to code, Matlab scripts to R, as well as learning how to code all the metadata that R … Continue reading

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Listening for species

The good friends, and mentors, of the Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network (ARBIMON) got a lot of press this week after a new publication in PeerJ. They have developed a system that researchers can train to detect species calls automatically. More … Continue reading

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SeaBASS and career paths

A couple of weeks ago I participated in SeaBASS 2012, the BioAcoustics Summer School, a week-long course on marine bioacoustics that was offered for the second time at Penn State University. The course was sponsored by the Applied Research Laboratory at … Continue reading

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Soundscapes are featured by the NSF!

The National Science Foundation published yesterday a note featuring our Soundscapes work!

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New paper on our software to manage sound archives

The paper describing our software Pumilio has just been published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Pumilio is a web-based sound archive and analysis tool. Pumilio was created out of necessity. Our lab was collecting a lot of sound data … Continue reading

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