[MARMAM] Marine Bioacoustics Course for Spring 2011

Susan Parks sep20 at psu.edu
Mon Nov 29 09:05:36 PST 2010

We are pleased to announce a graduate-level course in Marine Bioacoustics
offered by the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics Distance Education
Program for the spring 2011 semester. The course is accessible over the
Internet via streaming video (see
http://www.acs.psu.edu/DistanceEducation/default.aspx for a description of
the Distance education program):


Instructors: Dr. S. E. Parks & Dr. J. Miksis-Olds

This course provides an introduction to the role of acoustics in studying
organisms in the marine environment. Topics include introductions to
underwater sound propagation, sound producing marine organisms, sound
production and reception by marine organisms, effects of noise on marine
life, and remote sensing of marine organisms using both passive and active
acoustics. Integrated activities and problem-based assignments will provide
an interactive learning experience.


Required text: Principles of Marine Bioacoustics - Whitlow Au and Mardi C.


For information on the course structure and material, please contact Susan
Parks (sep20 at psu.edu) or Jennifer Miksis-Olds (jlm91 at psu.edu). For
registration and cost information, please contact Christine Popovich
(cxp23 at psu.edu or 814-863-6078).



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