02/06/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Abstract: The soundscape, the combination of all sounds found in the environment, has been divided into three components: geophony – sounds that are generated by non-biological sources such as wind and waves; biophony – sound generated by animals, excepting humans; and anthrophony – sound generated by human activities. The soundscape can be further divided by spatial, temporal and frequency band variations. This talk discusses biological components of the soundscape and how sounds produced by animals interact with each other and with non-biological and anthropogenic sounds. I suggest that studies using long-term passive acoustic monitoring may take a more holistic approach to analysis using the concept of soundscape. This approach emphasizes the connections and relations between sound events, rather than focusing on the extraction of individual sound events.