Recreating the lost sounds of spring

  • 14 January 2022

Recreating the lost sounds of spring

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The researcher resurrecting our declining soundscapes.

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As our environments change, so too do the sounds they make — and this change in soundscape can effect us in a whole host of ways, from our wellbeing to the way we think about conservation. In this Podcast Extra we hear from one researcher, Simon Butler, who is combining citizen science data with technology to recreate soundscapes lost to the past. Butler hopes to better understand how soundscapes change in response to changes in the environment, and use this to look forward to the soundscapes of the future.

Nature Communications: Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes

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