CARE Seminar Series

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The CARE Seminar Series is intended to raise awareness about the breadth of acoustics science and inform scientists, students, and the public about cutting-edge reseach relating to the science of sound.

Upcoming Seminars

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Past Seminars

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

Shear and Scholte Wave Measurements on Surficial Intertidal Mudflat Sediments Using Medical Sonoelastography Techniques
Speaker: Dr. Gabriel VenegasResearch Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering / Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Monday, November 20, 2023 (1200-1300 EST)

Developing Inexpensive Instrumentation for Underwater Acoustics Research
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Blanford – Research Assistant Professor, Center for Acoustics Research and Education / Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping   
Monday, October 16, 2023 (1200-1300 EST)

Acoustic Wonders of the Wild: Exploring the Influence of Natural Soundscapes and Noise on the Human Experience*
Speaker: Dr. Lauren Ferguson – Assistant Professor, Dept. of Recreation Management and Policy  
Monday, September 18, 2023 (1200-1300 EST)
*We had technical issues with this recording, which may make some slides challenging to read. If you would like a copy of these slides, please email Dr. Ferguson. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

It’s not WHAT you say, but HOW you say it: The role of Speech Acoustics in Child Language Acquisition 
Speaker: Jill C. Thorson, University of New Hampshire, College for Health and Human Services 
Friday, October 28, 2022 (1200-1300 EST)
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Universal Adaptive Beamforming: Machine Learning Meets Array Processing
Speaker: John Buck, UMASS-Dartmouth
Friday, September 30, 2022 (1200-1300 EST)

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

Behavioral Responses to Anthropogenic Noise in a Keystone Species
Speaker: Graeme Shannon, School of Natural Resources, Bangor University
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

The Puerto Rican Coqui: A Model of Acoustic Communication in Noise
Speaker: Peter Narins, College of Life Sciences, University of California - Los Angeles
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

Experiential Design, Evolutionary Influence, and Spaces for Human Connection: Learning to leverage our access to great design to make change
Speaker: Scott Pfeiffer, Threshold Acoustics
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

Crickets and Noise: How different forms of noise influence phonotaxis in female Australian black field crickets (Teleogryllus commodus)
Speaker: Jessica Briggs, University of New Hampshire, Department of Biology
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

Urban Songbird Responses to the COVID-19 Shutdown Soundscape
Speaker: Elizabeth Derryberry, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

The Impact of Noise on Auditory Perception, and a Unique Sensory Solution 
Speaker: Normal Lee, Assistant Professor of Biology - St. Olaf College
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

Ocean ambient sound from shipping and baleen whales in the NE Pacific
Speaker: Michael Ainslie, Senior Scientist for JASCO Applied Sciences
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

Acoustics of Active Sediments: Wedges, Worms, and Blue Carbon
Speaker: Gabriel Venegas, University of New Hampshire - Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Thursday, January 21, 2021 (1200-1300 EST)

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

Acoustic Communication by North Atlantic Right Whale Mother-Calf Pairs
Speaker: Susan Parks, Department of Biology – Syracuse University
Tuesday December 8, 2020 (1200-1300 EST)

The Search for the Silent Sounds of Tornadoes
Speaker: Brian Elbing, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Oklahoma State University
Tuesday November 10, 2020 (1200-1300 EST)

Underwater Acoustics Analysis: The Power of Time-Frequency Tools
Speaker: Mahdi Al Badrawi, Research Assistant Professor – UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education
Tuesday October 13, 2020 (1200-1300 EST)

Examples of Insect Pest Detection and Mating Disruption for Agroacoustics
Speaker: Richard Mankin, Research Entomologist – USDA, ARS, CMAVE, University of Florida
Tuesday September 8, 2020 (1200-1300 EST)

Recording a Pre‐Disturbed Ecosystem: The State of the Gulf of Tribugá, Colombia, Before Port Construction
Speaker: Kerri Seger, Applied Ocean Sciences LLC
Tuesday April 14, 2020 (1200‐1300 EST)

Vibrational Communication in Jumping Spiders and the Importance of Vibroscapes in Bioacoustics
Speaker: Damian Elias – Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
Tuesday March 10, 2020 (1200‐1300 EST)

Passive Acoustics: A New Addition to the Freshwater Monitoring Toolbox
Speaker: Camille Desjonqueres, Department of Biological sciences, University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee; Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
Tuesday February 11, 2020 (1200‐1300 EST)

Using Acoustic Mapping Technology to Understand the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem
Speaker: Dr. Jenn Dijkstra – UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Tuesday, January 23, 2020 (1200‐1300 EST)

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

Developing a biomimetic acoustic deterrent to reduce bat mortalities at wind turbines
Speaker: Dr. Mike Smotherman – Professor of Biology, Chair, Institute for Neuroscience, Texas A&M University
November 12, 2019 

Agroacoustics and biotremology: using substrate‐borne noise to detect and deter insect pests
Speaker: Valerio Mazzoni – Fondazione Edmund Mach Research and Innovation Center, Sustainable Ecosystems and Bioresources, San Michele All'Adige, Italy
October 8, 2019 

Soundscape metrics and indices
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Martin – JASCO Applied Sciences and Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada
September 10, 2019

Foliage echoes and the acoustic environment of bat biosonar
Speaker: Dr. Rolf Müller – Professor, Virginia Tech
Analysis of bat echoes in the context of man-made SONAR
Speaker: Dr. Michael Roan – Professor, Virginia Tech
April 16, 2019

Use of non-conventional signal representations for improving performance in a CNN-based bird call classifier
Speaker: Dr. Shyam Madhusudhana – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
PAM and the Toadfish: an ecosystem based management love story
Speaker: Dr. Michelle Fournet – Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
March 12, 2019

Marine mammal monitoring on Navy ranges
Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Watwood – NUWC Newport, Environmental Branch
February 19, 2019

The videos can be found on our YouTube UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education channel or through the links below. 

What can soundscapes tell us about the richness and composition of the acoustically active fauna in the tropics?
Speaker: Dr. T. Mitchell Aide University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Sieve Analytics Inc – ARBIMON II
An acoustics tell-tale of the foraging ecology in deep diving whales
Speaker: Dr. Natacha Aguilar de Soto University of La Laguna
November 13, 2018

Predator, competitor, mate: Using spatial and temporal dynamics to disentangle acoustic communication in insects, frogs, and birds
Speaker: Dr. Laurel Symes - Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Effects of experimental traffic noise exposure on behavior and physiology in tree swallows
Speaker: Dr. Allison Injaian - Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
October 9, 2018

Vocal behaviour of mammal‐eating killer whales ‐ communicating with costly calls
Speaker: Dr. Volker Deecke - Associate Professor, Dept. of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies University of Cumbria, UK
September 11, 2018