Technical Committee on Animal Bioacoustics

Animal Bioacoustics, often called simply bioacoustics, is the study of sound in non-human animals. It includes within its scope: animal communication and associated behavior, sound production anatomy and neurophysiology of animals, auditory capacities and auditory mechanisms of animals, instrumental sonar: use in population assessment, identification, and behavior as well as the effects of human-made noise on animals. Search for our articles in Acoustics Today

Welcome to the Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee website.

Animal Bioacoustics is the study of:

1. Animal communication, biosonar, and associated behavior
2. Sound production anatomy and neurophysiology of animals
3. Auditory capacities and mechanisms, anatomy, and neurophysiology of animals
4. Acoustic methods for use in population assessment, identification, and behavior
5. Acoustic ecology and effects of sound on animals
6. Instrumentation, algorithms and analysis methods for animal acoustics

For questions related to the Acoustical Society of America Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee please contact the current chair:

Marla M. Holt, Ph.D.

Marine Mammal & Seabird Ecology Team, Conservation Biology Division

NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center

2725 Montlake Blvd. East

Seattle, WA 98112, USA

Tel |+1 206-860-3261

Email | marla.holt@noaa.gov 

Web | http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/contact/display_staffprofile.cfm?staffid=2029