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300154 UE Bioacoustics I - Introduction to vertebrate Bioacoustics (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English



The course will be block-booked, typically 2 lectures per week over about one month. An organizational and planning meeting will be held 17:00 4 Oct 2021 at the UBB 5th floor seminar room (Rm 5131 Djerassiplatz 1).


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to the fundamental principles of bioacoustics, with a focus on vertebrates. We cover vocal production (source-filter theory), hearing, and sound propagation in the environment. A strong focus is on understanding key analysis methods in bioacoustics, especially the Fourier transform.

Assessment and permitted materials

Midterm and Final exam + homeworks

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

no prerequisites

Examination topics

based on lectures only

Reading list


Association in the course directory


Last modified: Tu 02.11.2021 12:09