Current Topics in Acoustic Ecology and Engineering

George Wittemyer, Graeme Shannon

Description:Natural ecosystems are being increasingly altered by human activities. Research has typically focused on the repercussions of physical impacts, but increasingly the preponderance and ramifications of acoustic alterations to ecosystems is recognized. This seminar will explore applied and evolutionary aspects of acoustic ecology as well as discuss approaches for characterizing acoustic processes. The goal of this seminar is to expose students to theory, approaches, and critical questions in the discipline of acoustic ecology. Class will be structured around discussion of key literature where the first portion of the class will consist of a brief introduction of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of a topic followed by discussion of the key paper(s) and topic, lead by that week's presenters (faulty or students). Students will lead one class presentation and discussion.

Section: 6
Credits: 1
Restrictions: Recommend familiarity with acoustic based research
First Meeting: 8/30/2012
Meeting Times: 2:00 - 4:00 every other Wednesday
Classroom: WAGAR 107
CRN: 65730
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Enrollment Limit: 10
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Instructor Contact Info:
      George Wittemyer 491-6598
      Graeme Shannon