[MARMAM] Penn State Marine Bioacoustics Course

Jennifer Miksis-Olds jlm91 at psu.edu
Thu Jun 20 11:12:56 PDT 2013


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 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).

 

Recommended Texts:

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

(814) 865-9318

jlm91 at psu.edu

www.personal.psu.edu/jlm91/

 

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