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Soundscape Ecology of the Auke Lake Ecosystem

Soundscape Ecology of the Auke Lake Ecosystem

Project Details

Funding Sources

  • URECA: $2,465

Abstract

My proposed project, "Soundscape Ecology of the Auke Lake Ecosystem", focuses on how the soundscape of Auke Lake changes from winter to spring. Soundscape ecology is a new field in the study ecology and links the acoustic elements of an ecosystem to its processes and health. I propose to set up two different recording sites around Auke Lake. One will be near the university, which has anthropogenic sound inputs, and the other will be in an isolated area of the lake.  By having two sites, I can compare the soundscapes and determine if anthropogenic sounds have an impact on the changing soundscape.