ENVIRON 280LA. Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics

Instructor: Curriculum Code:
NS
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STS
Credit:
1.0 course (4 semester hours)
Course Travel?:
No
Cross Listing:
BIO 279LA, ECE 384LA, EOS 280LA
Prerequisites:

AP Biology, introductory biology, or permission of instructor; one semester of physics or permission of instructor.

Fundamentals of marine bioacoustics with a focus on current literature and conservation issues. Topics include: introduction to acoustics; acoustic analysis methods and quantitative tools; production and recording of sound; ocean noise; propagation theory; active and passive acoustics; hearing, sound production and communication in marine organisms, potential impacts of anthropogenic noise; and regulation of marine sound. Labs will focus on methodologies used for generating, recording and analyzing marine sounds.