Today we had our first soundscape meeting, and we discussed the soundscape ecology framework based on the two introductory articles below mentioned. The participants were from Unesp, Unicamp and USP. The most important topics discussed were: i) What is the backbone of soundscape ecology, detached from other areas (such as bioacoustics); ii) The interpretation of animal sound as a biological property related to several ecological processes; iii) What kind of information we are interested to record and to extract with the audio recorders.
We believe that the agenda for this discussion group will rely on strengthening the theoretical basis that compose soundscape ecology and on better understanding acoustic properties and related metrics. Moreover, we intend to establish working groups in the major practical avenues of soundscape ecology framework, including the configuration of the audio recorders to record and analysis of sound files by commercial and non-commercial automated acoustic analysis.
If you have interest on this exciting discussion about our complex and acoustic word, join us.
- Pijanowski, C. et al., 2011.What is soundscape ecology? An introduction and overview of an emerging new science. Landscape Ecology. (published online 1 May 2011)
- Pijanowski, C. et al., 2011. Soundscape Ecology: The Science of Sound in the Landscape. BioScience. 61 (2011), pp. 203–216