OOS 92
Ecological Acoustics: Conceptual and Technological Advances in Ecology Through Sound

Friday, August 14, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
340, Baltimore Convention Center
Susan E. Parks, Syracuse University
David A. Luther, George Mason University; and Aaron N. Rice, Cornell University
Aaron N. Rice, Cornell University
The natural world is alive with sounds, and increasingly, the spatial and temporal patterns of these sounds are being used to measure fundamental ecological processes from organismal to landscape scales. Recent developments in the technology for recording , visualizing and analyzing sounds are rapidly changing our understanding of how ecosystems function. Increasingly, maps of animal acoustic occurrence or geographic spread of anthropogenic noise are being used to inform explicit conservation and management efforts. Despite the growth and development within this field, there is still not a coherent understanding of what researchers in the field are doing, and there are divisions across taxon and ecosystems. Investigators and students focusing on a particular system may not be aware of major technological or conceptual advances made in other bioacoustics areas. More challenging still is that even though the discipline of bioacoustics addresses fundamental questions in ecology, it is still not adopted as a central approach or set of concepts in ecology. This session will include speakers with expertise that spans the field of current bioacoustics research , representing a range of questions, approaches, taxa, and ecosystems all using sound as the basis for understanding ecological function. As part of this session, we will bring together both new and established individuals in the field of ecological acoustics to highlight the wide range of valuable contributions acoustics can make to the field of Ecology.
8:20 AM
 Monitoring and modeling sound levels in National Parks
Kurt Fristrup, National Park Service
9:00 AM
 An experimental investigation into the effects of traffic noise on birds: The Phantom Road project
Jesse R. Barber, Boise State University; Christopher J. W. McClure, Peregrine Fund; Heidi E. Ware, Boise State University; Jay Carlisle, Boise State University
9:20 AM
 The influence of background noise on the acoustic niche
David A. Luther, George Mason University; Elizabeth Derryberry, Tulane University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Ecological insights from marine acoustic monitoring: Integrating individual behavior, population ecology, and conservation efforts in the North Atlantic right whale
Susan E. Parks, Syracuse University; Aaron N. Rice, Cornell University; Sofie M. Van Parijs, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
10:10 AM
 Passive acoustic monitoring of breeding wedge-tailed shearwaters and black noddies on North West Island, Australia, a viable method for monitoring trends
Matthew McKown, Conservation Metrics, Inc.; Andrew McDougall, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; Abram B. Fleishman, Conservation Metrics, Inc.; Graham Hemson, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
10:30 AM
 Evaluating an underwater passive acoustic network in Everglades National Park to understand the effects of upstream ecological restoration
Megan F. McKenna, National Park Service; Erik Stabenau, National Park Service; Christopher Garsha, Colorado State University; Kurt Fristrup, National Park Service
10:50 AM
 Roles of underwater soundscape and habitat characteristics on fish activity in a shallow lake during winter
Irene Torrecilla Roca, Group for Interuniversity Research in Limnology and Aquatic Environments (GRIL); Pierre Magnan, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières; Raphael Proulx, University of Quebec
11:10 AM
 Building a phylogeny of parasitic wasps in the genus, Cotesia, based on species-specific courtship songs
Justin P. Bredlau, Virginia Commonwealth University; Karen M. Kester, Virginia Commonwealth University