Environmental Acoustics Seminar Series

The Environmental Acoustics 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

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

Tuesday, November 9, 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, October 12, 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, September 14, 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, April 13, 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, March 9, 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, February 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

Thursday, January 21, 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

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

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

Tuesday 13 October (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 8 September (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 14 April 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 10 March 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

February 11, 2020
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


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


November 12, 2019 
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


October 8, 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

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


April 16, 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


March 12, 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


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


November 13, 2018
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


October 9, 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


September 11, 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