Universität Wien FIND

300703 PP Animal Acoustic Signals (2016W)

Animal Acoustic Signals

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Die Unterrichtssprache ist prinzipiell Deutsch. Wenn Studenten teilnehmen deren Muttersprache nicht Deutsch ist, kann in Englisch unterrichtet werden.

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes

Die Vorbesprechung findet am 10.10.2016 um 10:00 im Seminarraum der Kognitionbiologie 2.235, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien statt.

Die Unterrichtssprache ist prinzipiell Deutsch. Wenn Studenten teilnehmen deren Muttersprache nicht Deutsch ist, kann in Englisch unterrichtet werden.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course focuses on methods and techniques for studying animal sound communication.

Assessment and permitted materials

The applicants will be evaluated through group presentations of practicals and final reports.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Acquiring methods and techniques for studying animal sound communication

Examination topics

The course includes lectures (including a small exam), a practical part (students work together in groups of two), student presentations with time for discussion, and a final project report.
Introductory lectures aim at giving an overview of the subject of acoustic communication followed by special lectures on the fundamentals of acoustics, signal analysis, animal sound production, and communicative behavior. A small exam reviews the content of the lectures.

Practicals will be conducted at external institutions (e.g. Vienna Zoo and other animal keeping facilities) Practicals aim at giving the students hands-on experience of sound recording and sound analysis. Praat and MatLab will be used throughout the course but prior experience is not required.

Reading list

Vertebrate Sound Production and Acoustic Communication
Editors: Suthers, R.A., Fitch, W.T., Fay, R.R., Popper, A.N. (Eds.)
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
ISBN 978-3-319-27721-9

Biocommunication of Animals
Editors: Guenther Witzany
ISBN: 978-94-007-7413-1 (Print) 978-94-007-7414-8 (Online)

Current Topics in Primate Vocal Communication
Editors Elke Zimmermann, John D. Newman, Uwe Jürgens
Springer Verlag
ISBN: 978-1-4757-9932-3 (Print) 978-1-4757-9930-9 (Online)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2wZsHdOt8453rvTaNPzLQ

Association in the course directory

BZO 12, BZO 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, MZO 2,

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