Publication Landscape Ecology of our first paper related to our long-term project dB@Risoux. We could track the main soundscape components in order to empirically estimate their relative prevalence across seasons. This analysis reveals that anthropogenic noise is a major component of the soundscape of protected habitats, which can dramatically impact local animal behavior and ecology. Congratulations to Elie Grinfeder for his first paper !
Our project dB@Risoux was featured in an ARTE TV documentary about the return of silence during the first COVID lockdown. Check it out at 29′.
A short note on acoustic biodiversity co-authored with Bernie Krause and Almo Farina published in a special issue dedicated to biodiversity in Current Biology.
EAR participated to a full week of ecoacoustic teaching in the Jura mountains at the occasion of master module led by Frédéric Sèbe (Master of Bioacoustics International, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France): skilled and motivated students in rainy and cold but beautiful landscapes.
Find out more on the master here: https://www.masterofbioacoustics.com/
[choice by Elie] José Fornari is a music cognition researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. In his 2008 paper « Soundscape Design Through Evolutionary Engines« , Fornari used a physical model of a bird vocal organ, the syrinx, and combined it with an evolutionary algorithm in order to produce a soundscape of artificial birds.
EAR participated to a major paper led by Rok Šturm from the National Institute of Biology in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Rok did a wonderful work that highlights and deciphers the diversity of insect substrate-borne vibrations that occur in a hay meadow.
Published in iScience: https://www.cell.com/iscience/fulltext/S2589-0042(21)01038-5
scikit-maad: An open-source and modular toolbox for quantitative soundscape analysis in Python
A paper published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, led by Juan Ulloa and co-authored by Sylvain Haupert, Juan Felipe Latorre, Thierry Aubin and Jérôme Sueur.
Check the related github: https://scikit-maad.github.io/
EAR was interviewed for the radio show La Méthode Scientifique of France Culture radio channel.
[choice by Jérôme] This is a 15′ recording of forest soundscape made by Gordon Hempton at Olympic National Park, close to Seattle, USA. This recording is part of his project « One square inch of silence ». Gordon Hempton defined a small place where silence, that is the absence of human-based noise, should be absent. This is a wonderful recording. I particularly enjoy the woodpecker drumming which resonates returning some information about the size of the forest a bit like when we test the acoustics of a room by clapping hands and hearing the echoes of the walls.