Category Archives: Soundscape

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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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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“Is silence going extinct?” in the New York Times

Last week, the New York Times had a story on the problem of noise and how hard it is to find a quiet spot, even in National Parks. My advisor got interviewed for the piece and it also features some … 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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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 publications on Soundscape Ecology from our lab

As part of an upcoming Special Issue on Soundscape Ecology in the journal Landscape Ecology, our lab has some papers available already online. These papers range from an introduction to the area, an introduction to working with sounds and soundscapes, … 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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