Seeking acoustic ecologists and sound recordists

Are you an acoustic ecologist or sound recordist focused on the environment or natural world? Mongabay wants to highlight your work on its podcast.

The Mongabay Newscast is our free, biweekly podcast delivering news and inspiration from nature’s frontline. It features inspiring guests and deeper analysis of the global environmental issues explored every day by the Mongabay.com team, from climate change to biodiversity, tropical ecology, wildlife, and much more.

One regular feature of the podcast is Field Notes, where researchers and sound artists/recordists are interviewed about their field work, and during which they play some sample recordings and explain what we’re hearing and how it informs our understanding of biology and natural history.

If you would like to be featured, post to Twitter mentioning @Mongabay and the hashtag #sciencesoundslike with a link to some recordings (this is our preferred method, but if you lack a Twitter account or online recordings of your work, you can also send an email to submissions@mongabay.com with this information). And attach a picture that illustrates the work you’re submitting, if feasible.

We will listen to the recordings, retweet some of our favorites, and invite the most interesting clips’ authors onto the show.

Listen to the episodes below to get an idea for the segment, or subscribe via StitcherTuneIniTunesGoogle PlayAndroid, or wherever you get your podcasts, to hear them all.

Here are some selected Field Notes features:

May 3, Leah Barclay, acoustic ecologist discusses her work on marine bioacoustics (whole show)
June 27, Marconi Campos Cerqueira (from minute 19 on), who recently completed a study that used bioacoustic monitoring to examine bird ranges in the mountains of Puerto Rico
March 21, Zuzana Burivalova (from minute 32 on), a conservation scientist at Princeton University who has recorded the soundscapes of over 100 sites in the Indonesian part of Borneo

We look forward to hearing your Field Notes submissions on Twitter via the #sciencesoundslike tag!

Author: Erik Hoffner

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