The inaugural Australasian Ecoacoustics Workshop will be held in Brisbane 2nd-3rd February 2017. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists, students, natural resource managers and industry personnel to network and collaborate. This two day event will highlight some of the work that is being done in Ecoacoustics within the Australasian region along with demonstrations from industry.

Attendance cost is $55 including GST.

The program (subject to change) is displayed below. Venue maps can be found here:

QUT Gardens Pt Campus Map

Griffith University Conservatorium map

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Thursday 2 Feb – QUT Gardens Point Campus

All workshop sessions at QUT on Thursday 2 Feb will take place in S Block (see link with venue map).  Registration will open at 8am. Please come to level 6, room S620.

8.00 to 8.45am Registration and Coffee (S620)
8.45 to 9am Welcome by the President of the Aust Charter for EcoAcoustics (S636)
9 to 9.20am Opening Keynote Presentation (S636)
9.20 to 10.30 Session 1 – Ecoacoustics: individual species (S636)

Scope: research that uses sounds (audible and ultrasonic) to investigate the ecology of individual species or populations

Keynote Presentation

Poster session & discussion

10.30 to 11am Morning Tea (S620)
11am to 12pm Session 2 – Ecoacoustics: communities and landscapes (S636)

Scope: research that uses sounds (audible and ultrasonic) in the environment to investigate community and landscape ecology

Keynote Presentation

Poster session & discussion

12pm to 1pm Lunch (O Block Garden Lounge/ Level 1, O123)
1pm to 2.10pm Session 3 – Big Data and Acoustic Indices (S636)

Scope: research that examines ‘big’ acoustic data analysis and indices

Keynote Presentation

Poster session & discussion

2.10 to 2.40pm Afternoon Tea (S620)
2.40 to 4pm Session 4 –Analysis of Vocalisations (S636)

Scope: research that examines issues relating to manual and automated analysis of vocalisations

Keynote Presentation

Poster session & discussion

4 to 5pm Collaboration & Networking (drinks on P Block Level 6 Terrace)
6pm Dinner (Plough Inn)

NB dinner is ‘buy your own’ and is not included in registration fee

Friday, 3 February 2017 – Griffith University Southbank Campus

9am Welcome Back (Ian Hangar Recital Hall, IHRH)
9.10 – 9.30am Keynote Presentation (IHRH)

9.30 – 10.45am

Session 1

Topical Discussion: 1.39

Interdisciplinary and creative approaches in ecoacoustics

Meet the experts: 2.14

Ultrasonic applications in ecology

Listening Room: 2.15

Aquatic recordings in freshwater and marine environments

10.45 – 11.15am Morning Tea: Conservatorium Cafe (Ground Floor)

11.15am – 12.30pm

Session 2

Topical Discussion: 1.39

Understanding acoustic technology (microphones, batteries, recording format)

Meet the experts: 2.14

Aquatic recording techniques

Listening Room: 2.15

Ecoacoustic Soundscape Compositions

12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch: Conservatorium Cafe (Ground Floor)

1.15 – 2.30pm

Session 3

Topical Discussion: 1.39

Underwater ecoacoustics

Meet the experts: 2.14

Hands-on sensor workshop

Listening Room: 2.15

Terrestrial recordings

2.30 – 3pm Afternoon Tea: Conservatorium Cafe (Ground Floor)
3 – 4pm Society business, discussion of 2018 ISE Congress pitch

(Opera Space, Ground Floor)

4 – 5pm Mingling and sound demos (Conservatorium Foyer)
5pm Meeting close

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