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Biophony Study

Subject: Biophony Study
From: Wild Sanctuary <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 07:05:28 -0800
For those who would like to read a summary of the recent biophony
study we did in Sequoia National Park for the National Park Service,
it can be found at the following Michigan State University URL:

Here's an abstract:

Testing Biophony as an Indicator of Habitat Fitness and Dynamics.

Sequoia/King's Canyon National Park
  Natural Soundscape
Vital Signs Pilot Program


Bernard L. Krause, PhD, PI
Wild Sanctuary (WSI)
Glen Ellen, CA

Stuart Gage, PhD, Collaborator
Remote Environmental Assessment Laboratory (REAL)
Michigan State University (MSU)
East Lansing, MI

1 September, 2003

Location: Sequoia National Park (SEKI), four different sites

Start date: 1 October 2001

Scheduled completion date: 30 September 2002

Abstract: Using the sound signatures of four representative sites
within Sequoia National Park to test for evidence of habitat health,
the biophonies and geophonies were recorded at selected times during
each of the four seasons beginning in October, 1991 and ending in
August, 1992, and analyzed with respect to frequency niches, temporal
expression of sound, and spatial techniques. It was the objective of
this pilot study to determine if there was sufficient information and
the ability to analyze the data as indicators of habitat health and
relative dynamic equilibrium. Indications support the thesis that
organism vocalizations within a given landscape at dynamic
equilibrium will exhibit patterns of clear discrimination between
frequency niches and/or temporal slots. The clearer the patterns, the
more stable the system.


Bernie Krause

Wild Sanctuary, Inc.
P. O. Box 536
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
707-996-6677 tel
707-996-0280 fax


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