Richard Beason, regular contributor to our InSite/Out column, was at the 2018 Ecoacoustics Comgress in Brisbane. He reports back on a conference that included ecology, music, conservation, bioacoustics, technology and more. As my fieldwork was finished for this year, in this blog I set off for the 2018 Ecoacoustics Congress in Brisbane. Not only was this my first international conference, it was also the first … Continue reading A Congress with Concerts and Koalas: Ecoacoustics 2018 in Brisbane
As summer approaches in the UK, it’s time to come out of hibernation (sitting in front of the PC doing data analysis and writing up) and head back out into the field. Continue reading “Ecologist’s Diary with Richard Beason: Into the trees: Getting geared up for fieldwork”
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” was a philosophical question posed by George Berkeley to explore various concepts relating to perception; is a sound only a sound if someone hears it, how much can we truly know about the unobserved world and so forth. I’m not looking to start a metaphysics debate (honestly!) but, for me, the answer is decidedly ‘yes, it does’. At least that’s the case if you happen to have an acoustic recorder somewhere in the vicinity of said tree when it falls. Continue reading “Ecologist’s Diary with Richard Beason: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it… it does make a sound!”
One of the Ecologist’s Diary bloggers had to unfortunately leave us. In Richard Beason we, however, have found a very worthy replacement. Richard will join the team which now consists of himself, Tracy, Gesche, and Rob. I hope you will continue reading their blogs, and give Richard a warm welcome. Below is a little introduction about Richard and his writing plans; looking forward to his posts.
In Ecologist’s Diary, we follow four ecologists from different fields in their daily work. Through regular updates, by means of columns, pictures and video, these enthusiastic researchers take us along the ups and downs of their field and lab work. Below they introduce themselves and give us a taste of what their posts are about. Continue reading “Ecologist’s Diary – meet the researchers!”