Kristen Bellisario participates in First Global sustainable Soundscapes Network workshop

Kristen Bellisario, adjunct lecturer in the Music and General Studies program, has been invited to the First Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network workshop in Baraboo Wisconsin (July 22-25). The workshop and conference is sponsored by Dr. Bryan C. Pinjanowski, Principal Investigator, NSF Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

The overarching objective of the network is to bring together ecologists (landscape ecologists and conservation biologists), acoustic ecologists (from the creative arts) and acousticians and psychoacousticians (scientists that study sound and how people perceive sound) to coordinate studies in diverse soundscapes around the world.

Listening Workshops designed to: (1) increase listening skills of ecologists and conservation biologists in order to improve research capability on soundscapes; (2) learn more about how humans use acoustics to perceive their surroundings so that society values protecting soundscapes. Teams of ecologists, acoustic ecologists, and psychoacousticians will visit five unique ecosystems over the course of the five year project.

Ten network members and four Soundscape Fellows will travel to a site and join 3-6 local hosts for these listening workshops. We will attempt to select members that will attend these workshops so that there is a good balance of ecologists, social scientists, natural resource managers (generally part of the local host group) and acoustic ecologists.

The listening workshops will be held in the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, Midwest Temperate Ecosystem, Sonoran Desert Region, Borneo Equatorial Rainforest, and Mediterranean Landscapes in Tuscany.

Field Recordings
Hazards Training
Outdoor Listening Devices
Technical Training
Lectures / Discussion

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