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International Bioacoustics Council (IBAC)

XVII IBAC Symposium







Chartres, France, 6-11 April 1999

Organised by
Dr Thierry Aubin (Université Paris Sud, Orsay)
Dr Nicholas Mathevon (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne)

assisted by:
Jean-Claude Brémond, Bruno Moulin, Gérard Nicolas.

Held in the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chartres, France.

Abstracts of papers are published in Bioacoustics 13:77-102




Tuesday 6 April 1999

14:00-17:00 Arrival and Registration; Posters set up


Wednesday 7 April 1999

08:00-09:30 late registration

09:30-10:00 Opening ceremonies: Pascal Ory, assistant Mayor of Chartres
Welcome: Thierry Aubin & Patrick Sellar

10.00-11.00 Poster presentations

Session I - Learning (Dialects) and Ontogeny of Sound Signals

11:00-12:00 Regional dialects in birds and humans. INVITED SPEAKER: Luis F. Baptista (USA)

13:30-14.00 Ontogenesis of Drosophila courtship song: a comparative study of two sibling species D. melanogaster and D. simulans. Moulin, B., Aubin, T., Rybak, F. & Jallon, JM. (France)

Session II - Digital Analysis, Synthesis and Recording

14:00-14:30 On-line cough recognizer system. Van Hirtum, A., Chedad, A., Aerts, J,-M., Berckmans, D., Gustin, P., & Moreaux, B. (Belgium)

14:30-15:00 The harmonics to noise ratio applied to dog barks. Riede, I., Tembrock, G., Herzel, H., & Brunnberg, L. (Germany)

Session III - Repertoire Analysis

15:30-16:00 Acoustic activity of Russian sturgeon. Tolstoganova, LK. (Russia)

16:30-17:00 Complex vocal communication in the southeast asian frog Polypedates leucomystax. Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Ludwig, TA., & Narins, P.M. (DK, USA)

17:00-17:30 Females calls among Amphibia Anura: an exceptional sound behaviour? Boistel, R. & Sueur, J. (France)

18:00-18:30 The distinct coding systems of the pulse song and the sine song emitted by Drosophila melanogaster. Rybak, F., Moulin, B, & Aubin, T. (France)

18:30-19:15 Movie: Recognition compared between nesting and non-nesting penguins. Jouventin, P. & Aubin, T. (France)


Thursday 8 April 1999

Session IV- Sound Production

09:00-09:30 Sound production in Hymenoptera. Tschuch, G. & Brothers, D.J, (Germany, South Africa)

09:30-10:00 Why are toadfish sonic muscles so fast? Fine, ML., Malloy, K., & Mitchell, S. (USA)

10:00-10:30 New views of sound generating structures in the bird syrinx. Larsen, O.N. & Goller, F. (Denmark, USA)

Session V - Sound perception

11:00-11:30 Variability in the role of the gasbladder in fish audition. Yan, H.Y., Fine, ML., Horn, NS., Colon, WE. (USA)

11:30-12:00 High frequency utterance and perception in the brown-headed parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus. Venuto, V. and Taylor, S. (Italy, South Africa)

14:00-14:30 A computational model of humpback whale hearing. Helweg, D.A. (USA)

14:30-15:00 Bats, humans and neural networks discriminate amplitude-modulated FM echoes. Miller, L.A. & Helweg, DA. (Denmark, USA)

Session VI- Sensory Ecology

15:00-15:30 A match between sound production, hearing and environmental transmission in two freshwater gobies. Lugli, M., Yan, H.Y. and Fine, ML, (Italy, USA)

15:30-16:00 Diurnal variation in transmission caused degradation of blackcap song: implications for communication network activities. Dabelsteen, T, and Mathevon, N, (Denmark, France)

16:30-17:00 Acoustic and temporal features of long distance vocalisations on wolves and their possible consequences for signal transmission. Frommolt, K-H. (Germany)

17:00-18:00 Poster presentations

Friday 9 April 1999

Session VII - Interactions between Genetics and Bioacoustics

08:30-09:00 Modelling interspecific differences in chickadee notes with a multiplicative AM model. McCallum, A. (USA)

09:00-09:30 Vibratory songs of Hybrids from Brazilian and Slovenian populations of the green stink bug Nezara viridula. Virant-Doberlet, M., Cokl, A., & Stritih, N. (Slovenia)

09:30-10:00 Morphological and song variation patterns in the Hippolais warblers hybrid zone. Secondi, J., Faivre, B., & Ferry, C. (France)

Session VIII - Species-specific and Individual Recognition

10:30-11:00 Syllable recognition in the king penguin. Lengagne, T., & Lauga, J. (France)

11:00-11:30 Individually distinct vocalisation in Amazonian manatees. Santoro de Sousa Lima, R. (Brazil)

11:30-12:30 The function of species-specific recognition in the acoustic communication signal system of birds : what it means and what it implies. INVITED SPEAKER : Jacques Vieillard (Brazil)

Session IX - Acoustic Signals and Social Behaviour

14:30-15:00 A series of courtship chirps in a pleasing fungus beetle Dacne picta. Ohya, E. (Japan)

15:00-15:30 Courtship sounds of the haddock. Hawkins, A.D. & Amorim, M.C.P. (U.K., Portugal)

15:30-16:00 Sound production and associated behaviour in the cichlid Oreochromis rnossambicus. Amorim, M.C.P. & Almada, V. (Portugal)

16:00-16:30 Ultrasounds emission in social communication about food in female mice. Moles, A. & D’ Amato. P.R. (Italy)

16:30-17:00 Do males perceive differences in song repertoire size in whitethroats Sylvia communis? Balsby. T..S. & Dabelsteen, T. (Denmark)

17:30-18:30. Reception at Chartres Town Hall

19:00-20:00 IBAC AGM


Saturday 10 April 1999
Excursion (Chenonceaux Castle - Ecological site of MontLouis)
Social Dinner


Sunday 11 April 1999
Departure (morning)



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