IRES Australia 2016: Data Analysis and the Future

A sample song highlighted in a spectrogram of a recording

Tonight is Friday night, the due day of all of these blog posts.   Although some Monroe research projects will have finished a paper by this point, my paper summarizing my findings on the effects of anthropogenic noise on red-backed fairywren songs will not truly exist until at least winter break. My goal for the […]

IRES Australia 2016- Weeks 4-7

It’s 9 pm on a Wednesday. I’ve been back in the US for a little over a week.   This week has given me a good chance to reflect on my time in Australia and with the IRES program. While the rest of the IRES students are in New Zealand, I’ve returned to William & […]

Abstract- The Effect of Anthropogenic Noise on Avian Vocalization Frequency

Environmental soundscapes have been altered as human habitation has expanded into new ecosystems. Anthropogenic noise is any noise caused by humans. This form of noise pollution affects avian populations because bird vocalizations are typically in the same low frequency range as the anthropogenic noise. The noise can mask avian vocalizations, making it difficult for birds […]