First paper for dB@Risoux projext

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 !

dB@Risoux in TV program

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′.

New publication : a new tool for soundscape ecology and ecoacoustics

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.

Sound of the week 21#07

[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.

One Square Inch of silence by Gordon Hempton