Special Issue "Passive Acoustics to Study Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.
Interests: ecoacoustics; bioacoustics; marine and aquatic soundscape; impact of human noise on marine ecosystem; marine ecology; animal behaviour
Passive acoustic monitoring is becoming an important tool to study the ecosystem thanks to technologies improvements, to high temporal resolution, relatively low cost and time effort, and zero impact on environment and animal behavior.
Analysis of long acoustic data series is a challenge and each ecosystem has its own soundscape signature changing with time, for example following the day-night cycle or alternation of seasons, and along the multidimensional space (vertically, horizontally). Some dominant physical and biological components of the soundscape are known but we need to better understand the acoustic ecosystem, collecting more data and improving the automatic analysis, also applying data analysis techniques already used in other field over bioacoustics.
Rapid reviewing and publication turn-around for high-quality contributions is ensured, with scope relating (though not limited) to:
- Soundscape temporal and spatial patterns
- Soniferous species presence and abundance
- Impact of noise on soundscape
- Masking effect
- Physical, biological and human drivers of the soundscape
- Climate change, i.e. ice calving and ice melting impact on soundscape
- Signal detection technique
- New techniques of long time series recordings and analysis
Dr. Giuseppa Buscaino
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Soundscape ecology
- spatial-temporal patterns
- record and analyze long acoustic time series