Faculty Advisor

Bernhard, James

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2022


Acoustic indices are an emerging tool for the remote assessment of habitat health. Our research focused dually on an understudied habitat type and disruptive geophonic phenomenon. We collected environmental data and designed a novel acoustic index to (1) identify rain from sound recordings and (2) better understand the drivers of acoustic variability in a tidal river estuary. Our findings suggest biophony (animal generated sounds) is tied to environmental, lunar, and tidal cycles, as well as time of day.


University of Puget Sound Summer Research Grant


University of Puget Sound