Category Archives: Bioacoustics

Special Issue of Landscape Ecology: Soundscape Ecology

The journal Landscape Ecology featured a special issue on Soundscape Ecology in their November 2011 number with Bryan C Pijanowski and Almo Farina as guest editors. The issue featured nine research articles with an editorial by the guest editors. The issue is … Continue reading

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New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

PRESS RELEASE WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with … Continue reading

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Posted the data for the Acevedo and Villanueva 2006 paper

I have just posted online the data used for the paper: Acevedo, M. A. and L. J. Villanueva-Rivera. 2006. Using automated digital recording systems as effective tools for the monitoring of birds and amphibians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:211-214. Data files … Continue reading

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World Listening Day this Sunday, July 18

This Sunday is the World Listening Day, a day set up to celebrate the practice of listening, raise awareness about issues about sound projects, and design and implement educational initiatives. The date is the birthday of R. Murray Schafer, author … Continue reading

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What the Antartic waters sound like

Gizmodo recently featured an interesting scientific project that records the sounds from under the ice shelf in Antarctica. The best thing is that the sound is transmitted (almost) live on the Internet. Two options for listening are available: MP3 Ogg

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A web-based sound archive management and visualization system

About two years ago we started a project in which we we collecting several hundred recordings each week at different sites. In an instant, browsing this archive became a problem due to the difficulty in browsing files that we need … Continue reading

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New automated recorder from Wildlife Acoustics

Wildlife Acoustics have released a new version of their Song Meter automated digital recorder. Among the most interesting features are an even lower power consumption and twice the storage space. It’ll be interesting to see where they take these boxes … Continue reading

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New Paper: Comparing methods to automatically classify species’ calls

A few days ago the paper appeared in the online list of Ecological Informatics: Acevedo, M.A., Carlos J. Corrada-Bravo, Héctor Corrada-Bravo, Luis J. Villanueva-Rivera, and T. Mitchell Aide. 2009. Automated classification of bird and amphibian calls using machine learning: A … Continue reading

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Compressing audio files without loosing data

FLAC Compression High quality audio files take a lot of space, for example, a 1 minute stereo sound at CD-quality (44.1 kHz) will take about 10-11 Mb. A large collection of sound files will fill hard drives really fast. The … Continue reading

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Digital recorders increase detection of Eleutherodactylus frogs

I am posting the paper and the data associated with this paper: Villanueva-Rivera, L. J. 2007. Digital recorders increase detection of Eleutherodactylus frogs. Herpetological Review 38: 59-63. PDF. Read the readme.txt file in each zip archive for details. Recordings in … Continue reading

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