The origins of soundscape ecology

The origins of soundscape ecology

David Sykes writes about an NPR podcast that examines the career and field recordings of Bernie Krause, PhD, who pioneered the discipline of soundscape ecology.

How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes the lockdown is allowing us to hear nature. Given that loud urban noise negatively affects our health, its decrease is a good thing in this otherwise anxious time.

Are birds singing more loudly?

Are birds singing more loudly?

Are birds singing more loudly? No, says Dr. Daniel Fink. It just seems like they are louder because their birdsong isn’t being drowned out by road traffic and aircraft noise.

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