The Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics is pleased to over ACS 597C Marine Bioacoustics as a Distance Education class this fall semester (Fall 2013). This course covers multiple topics within the area of marine bioacoustics and includes 1-2 lectures from visiting researchers over the semester. This course is offered every 2-3 years. Previous students have come from other universities, regulatory and management agencies, military, and private industry.
Details of the course are below, and registration details are found at http://www.acs.psu.edu/DistanceEducation/default.aspx.
ACS 597C, Marine Bioacoustics
· Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds
· Class Time: Monday and Wednesday 2:30 PM -3:45 PM (EST)
· Credits: 3
· Tuition: $2325.00
· Prerequisite: Undergraduate physics, calculus, knowledge of differential equations is helpful but not required
· Course Material: This course will provide an introduction to the role of acoustics in aquatic biological systems and how acoustics is used to study biological processes and ecosystem dynamics. Topics include: marine animal hearing; sound production; behavior; echolocation; remote sensing; and the impacts of sounds on marine animals. Course grades will be based on homework assignments (written critiques, problem solving, signal processing, acoustic modeling), mid-term exam, final exam, and final project. The final project entails writing and presenting a NSF style research proposal on a marine bioacoustics topic of your choice (this can not be a thesis or dissertation proposal topic).
Marine Mammals and Noise, Richardson, Greene, Malme and Thompson, 1998, (Academic Press)
Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and Practice, Simmonds and MacLennan, 2nd edition, 2006, (Wiley-Blackwell
Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds, PhD
Senior Research Associate, The Applied Research Laboratory
Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Acoustics
The Pennsylvania State University
PO Box 30, Mailstop 3510D
State College, PA 16804