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Bioacoustics links

Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Americas
Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Europe
Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - elsewhere
Sound libraries
Other organisations
Selected journals
E-mail discussion lists
On-line animal sound collections
Hardware, software and techniques
Other information sources


Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Americas

The Alex Foundation (parrot cognition and communication)
Animal Behavior Lab, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Animal Bioacoustics, Adaptive Language Group, UCLA Los Angeles, USA
Animal Communication Lab, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota, USA
Applied Bioacoustics, Oregon, USA
Auditory Neuroethology Lab, University of Maryland, USA
Auditory Science Lab, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Automatic Classification of Animal Vocalisations (Dolittle Project), Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA
Beecher Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Bioacoustics Lab, Powdermill Avian Research Center, Pennsylvania, USA
Bioacoustics Laboratory, Universities of Connecticut and Cincinnati
Bioacoustics Laboratory, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Bioacoustics program Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, USA
Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, USA
Blackfish Acoustics, University of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Canada /North Gulf Oceanic Society, Alaska, USA
Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing University of Maryland, USA
CIMRS Bioacoustics Lab, Oregon, USA
Clayton Lab, University of Illinois, USA
Cocroft Lab (evolution of insect communication), University of Missouri-Colombia, USA
Dolphin Communication Project, Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, Connecticut, USA
The Dolphin Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii
Ecoacoustics Research, British Columbia, Canada
Ecological Acoustics Research, Purdue University, USA
Fauna Communications Research Institute, North Carolina, USA
Fish acoustics Sciaenid Acoustics Research Team, East Carolina University, USA
Greeneridge Sciences, marine bioacoustics - California, USA
Humpback Whale bioacoustics, University of Buffalo, New York, USA
Insect Bioacoustics, University of Toronto, Canada
JRJ Simulation & Design - Dolphin Bioacoustical Modeling, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Laboratory of Animal Behavior, City University of New York, USA
Laboratory of Aquatic Bioacoustics University of Maryland, USA
Laboratory of Comparative Psychoacoustics University of Maryland, USA
Laboratory of Comparative Hearing
, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Margoliash Lab, Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, University of Chicago, USA
Marine Bioacoustics Centre of the University of South Florida, USA
Marine Mammal Acoustics Institute of Ocean Sciences, British Columbia, Canada
Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition, The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Marine mammal acoustics Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Marine Mammal Research, U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA, USA
Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, USA
Marine Physical Laboratory
, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience, California Inst. Technology, Pasadena, USA
NOAA/National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Oregon/Seattle, USA
Neurobiology of Birdsong, Pennsylvania University, USA
Neurobiology of vocal communication, Duke University Medical Center, N Carolina, USA
Nowicki Lab ecology and evolution of animal behavior, Duke University, NC, USA
Ocean Acoustics Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Ohio State University Bat Lab, USA
Old Bird, Inc. acoustic monitoring of avian night flight calls - USA
Orca Vocalization and Localization (OVAL) Project, Colorado College, USA
OrcaLab, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada
Pinniped Cognition & Sensory Systems, Long Marine Laboratory, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Remote Environmental Assessment Laboratory, Michigan State University
Sarah W. Bottjer Laboratory, University of Southern California, USA
Sensory Biology and Behavior Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA
Slobodchikoff Laboratory, Northern Arizona University, USA
Songbird Neuroethology Laboratory, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Canada
Suthers Laboratory, Indiana University, USA
Tiger moths and bats, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA
Wagner Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA - insects
Watkins Marine Mammal Sound Database USA
Whale acoustics Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA
Whale acoustics, Bellvue, Colorado, USA





Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Europe

Animal Behaviour Group, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aquatic Bioacoustics Laboratory, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Laboratory, Bristol University, UK
Bioacoustic of Mediterranean Cetaceans, Delphis Mediterranean Dolphin Conservation, Italy
Bioacoustics Lab, Milan University, Italy
Bioacoustics Laboratory, Department of Behavioural Ecology, Poznan, Poland
BioAcoustics Team, Université Paris-Sud and Université de Saint-Etienne, France
Bio-Applied Systems Engineering, Bioacoustics Research, University of York, UK
Bird and Mammal Sound Communication Group
, St. Andrews University, UK
Centre for Mammal Vocal Communication Research, Sussex University, UK
Center for Sound Communication, Odense University, Denmark
Center of Bioacoustics, Ferrara University, Italy
Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, Pavia, Italy
ChiRoPing (robotic modelling of bat sonar)
Division of Neurobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
Elemans Lab at the University of Southern Denmark
Fish acoustics lab, University of Vienna, Austria
Insect Acoustic Communication (Berthold Hedwig's Group), Cambridge University, UK
Killer Whale Acoustic Behaviour, Far East Russia Orca Project, Russia
Laboratory of Applied Bio-Acoustics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Marine Bioacoustics, University of Aberdeen, UK
NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
Ocean Bioacoustics, Foundation for Research and Technology, Crete, Greece
Slovene Museum of Natural History Ljubljana, Slovenia - Bioacoustics pages
Tethys Research Institute (marine environment), Milan, Italy
Underwater Acoustics Research Group Loughborough University, UK
Vocal dog project, Sussex University, UK
Volodin`s bioacoustic group, Russia
Zoology Dept., Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany


Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - elsewhere

Acoustics Research Laboratory National University of Singapore
Animal Behaviour Lab, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Sydney, Australia
Avian Behavioural Ecology Lab, University of New England, Australia
Bioacoustics Research, School of Physics, University of Western Australia
Hira-aki Takeuchi's neuroethology lab, Shizuoka University, Japan
Laboratory of Neuroethology, Shizuoka University, Japan
Laboratory for Vocal Behavior Mechanisms, Riken Institute, Wako, Japan
Marine acoustics program Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Perth, Australia
Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project, Nairobi, Kenya
Sensory Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Underwater Bioacoustics, National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Japan




Sound libraries

Australian National Wildlife Collection Sound Library Canberra, Australia.
Coleccion de Sonidos Ambientales, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Naturales Alexander von Humboldt, Boyaca, Colombia.
Biblioteca de sonidos de aves Mexicanas, Veracruz, México.
British Library Sound Archive Wildlife Section, London, UK.
Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio, USA.
Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University, USA.
FitzPatrick Sound Library - Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa.
Florida Museum of Natural History Bioacoustics Archives, USA.
Fonoteca Neotropical "Jacques Vielliard", Brazil
Fonoteca Zoológica, Madrid, Spain.
Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, USA.
Orchive (Orca vocalisations) archive)
Tierstimmenarchiv (Animal Sound Archive), Museum für Naturkunde, Germany.
Veprintsev Phonotheca of Animal Voices, Moscow, Russia.



Other organisations

Acoustic Ecology Institute New Mexico, USA
Acoustical Society of America and its Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee
Animal Behavior Society
Animal Language Institute
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group
Bioacustic - automated bird pest control using bioacoustics
Club voor Natuurgeluiden Registratie Dutch Bioacoustical Association
European Network of Bioacoustic Collections for Taxonomy, Systematics & Conservation
International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration
Institute of Acoustics, UK
International Society of Ecoacoustics (ISE)
International Society for Applied Ethology
International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE)
International Society for Neuroethology
Nature Sounds Society
Phonography.org field recordings
Sonatura - nature recording group, France
Sound and Marine Life Joint Industry Programme
Wildlife Sound Recording Society UK
World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
The Society for Bioacoustics (Japan)



Selected journals

Acta acoustica
Acta ethologica

Advances in the Study of Behavior
Animal Behaviour
Animal Cognition
Applied Acoustics
Behavior Research Methods
Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Brain, Behavior and Evolution
Ethology Ecology & Evolution
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of Ecoacoustics
Journal of Ethology
Journal of Comparative Psychology
Trends in Ecology & Evolution



E-mail discussion lists

ABSnet (Animal Behaviour Society)
Acoustic ecology
Applied Ethology
IBAC mailing list
MARMAM - marine mammals
Nature recordists
Nature Sounds Society
Soundscape UK




On-line animal sound collections

Bat call (N American bat sounds)
Belgian birds
Bug Bytes - invertebrate sounds
Birds and their songs (North America)
Chinchilla sounds
Dave Gammon's Naturesounds (North America)
The Freesound Project (has a few animal sounds)
Guide to Animal Sounds on the Net
Index of bird sounds on web
Listen to Nature - British Library
Sound & Video Catalog - Macaulay Library
Mangoverde - index of bird sounds on web
MobySound - whale sound samples for automatic call recognition
Pacific Northwest Bat Call Library
Recorded Sounds - Borror Lab of Bioacoustics
Singing Insects of North America
Songs and spectrograms of 98 bird species in Tuscany (Italy)
Songs of European Singing Cicadas
Sounds of the World's Animals - transcriptions
South-eastern Australian bat call library
Suoni & Canti degli Uccelli d`Europa - European bird sounds
Xeno-canto - neotropical bird sounds



Hardware, software and techniques

Amibio - Automatic acoustic Monitoring and Inventorying of BIOdiversity
ARBIMON - Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network
Avisoft recording and analysis software and hardware
Batscope - configured primarily to work with Batlogger ultrasound recorders
British Library Sound Archive: making wildlife sound recordings
Canary - Mac software for signal acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and measurement
Cetacean Research Technology
Dodotronic equipment and software
How to record nature Naturesongs
Instruments & techniques for bioacoustics Pavia University, Italy
La grabación de los sonidos de los animales in Spanish
Laar Technology - bioacoustic
Luscinia - organize, archive, measure and analyze recordings
List of bioacoustics software on Wikipedia
Macaulay Library's equipment review
MobySoft bioacoustics software library
Nauta hydrophones
PAMGUARD - marine mammal acoustic analysis and localisation
Raven - software for signal acquisition, visualization, measurement and analysis
Recording Equipment Borror Lab.
Signal (Engineering Design) bioacoustic analysis
Song Scope bioacoustics software
SonoChiro - European bats identification
SoundID sound recognition and monitoring
Soundruler - general acoustics analysis and teaching
Metris-Sonotrack equipment for recording, analyzing and playback ultrasonic vocalizations
Sound Analysis Pro
Tape recorders and microphones and Sound Analysis Software Steven L. Hopp's pages
Técnicas para la grabación de sonidos de aves in Spanish
Ultrasound Advice
Wildtronics parabolic microphones



Other information sources

Acoustics & Vibrations Web Resources
Acoustics.org - Acoustical Society of America
All About Bird Song
Animal bioacoustics - Acoustical Society of America
The Animal Communication Project
Applied Ethology
Bioacoustic links - University of Halle
BioAcoustic Reference Database (mainly cetaceans)
Discovery of Sound in the Sea educational website
Scientists interested in animal bioacoustics
Wild Music: educational exhibition about sounds
Zoosemiotics [animal communication]


Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Americas
Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - Europe
Bioacoustics institutions & research centres - elsewhere
Sound libraries
Other organisations
Selected journals
E-mail discussion lists
On-line animal sound collections
Equipment and techniques
Other information sources

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