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march, 2021

18mar11:0011:45Lunch discussion(12.00-12.45) on soundscapes

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Note that the correct time is 12.00-12.45  
We take this paper as a starting point for the discussion: Ferraro, D. M., Miller, Z. D., Ferguson, L. A., Taff, B. D., Barber, J. R., Newman, P., & Francis, C. D. (2020). The phantom chorus: birdsong boosts human well-being in protected areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1941), 20201811.
Acousticsocial science has primarily focused on the identification and application ofacoustic indicators and thresholds for natural resource management, and is thusclosely connected to visitor use, experience and capacity. Bio and ecoacousticshas primarily focused on the mapping of soundscapes, like describing a habitat,and explore the impact of (anthropogenic) noise incursions on species’ fitnessand distribution. The paper we described today (Ferraro et al) attempts toclosely link these approaches through a moderator of biodiversity (actual andhuman- perceived). This was a simple measure of point counts, but, is this apotential avenue to fully explore biodiversity.

During thisseminar, we will discuss how important are natural sounds in conveying a senseof biodiversity based on the insights of Ferraro et al. and how soundscapestudies may be useful to move away from a utilitarian view of nature.





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online, get zoom link from AMINOR Slack