We have created a new proposal on Area51 for a Stack Exchange site focusing on Bioacoustics. Bioacoustics is a multidisciplinary field focused on sounds produced by or affecting non-human animals, or how sound can be used to better understand animals and their environment. Technology has been rapidly developing for decades and has no intention of slowing down– and as our field continues to expand, our community needs a space to share our knowledge so that upcoming researchers can readily find answer to their questions. Creation of this site will improve efficiency for addressing common problems/questions, it will empower scientists and managers from underserved communities to use GOOD science, and it will facilitate equitable access to our science. While we have initiated the proposal with the experts who have devoted their lives to the study of bioacoustics, we want to embrace enthusiasts who wonder about dolphins or cicadas or coyotes or owls.
This site is different than Biology or Signal Processing or any other site. This site may include programming questions related to digital signal processing or physics questions related to sound propagation. This site may have questions about animal communication or estimating animal populations based on autonomous recorders. This site may have questions related to bird song in their backyard, or how they can build their own device to record bats. During this proposal we intend to define the scope of questions appropriate for the Bioacoustics Stack Exchange site.
We invite anyone with an interest in animal sounds or the effects of noise on animals to join our site and we encourage you to submit example questions you might hope this site would answer, and vote on questions you would like to see answered on this site.
How would YOU use this site??