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Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Forestry, How To, Wildlife | No Comments »
Global Soundscapes​Have you ever wondered what an unfettered rainforest sounds like? Or maybe been curious about the sounds of the shifting coastal tides of Alaska? Well Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Professor Bryan Pijanowski and his students have now made it possible to hear sounds from a wide number of locations around the world. Dr. Pijanowski, Professor of Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Laboratory, has led teams to locations across the globe, including Costa Rica, Borneo and the Sonaran Desert, in an effort to record and archive the sounds produced by various ecosystems. Dr. Pijanowski and his team have developed a series of applications for mobile devices and other technologies for soundscape recordings and research.

You can help capture and preserve sounds of the Earth and highlight their bellwether role in alerting scientists to environmental habitat changes by using the free app available at The Education Store, Purdue Extension. On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, The Global Soundscapes Research Center will try to surpass the number of downloads these received in 2014 on Earth Day.

The app is available on Google Play and the App Store listed in The Education Store, Purdue Extension.

Resources
Soundscape Ecology Research Projects, Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources
Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Model-based Planning Tools, The Education Store
Managing Forest & Wildlife Resources: An Integrated Approach, The Education Store

Bryan Pijanowski, Professor of Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Laboratory
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University


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