Fish Bioacoustics - Sensory Biology, Behavior and Practical Applications - An International Symposium
Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001
LOYOLA UNIV OF CHICAGO IL
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This grant helped fund an international scientific meeting titled Fish Bioacoustics Sensory Biology, Behavior and Practical Applications on May 30 - June 2, 2001, at Evanston, Illinois. The purpose was to bring together investigators interested in all basic and applied aspects of fish bioacoustics to present material and share ideas. Participating were experts on all aspects of fish bioacoustics, including basic scientists in biology, psychology, and evolutionary biology, underwater acousticians, consultants, acoustics engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service scientists, and others with related expertise to establish what we know about hearing, sound production, acoustic communication and other behaviors of fishes with respect to man-made and other biological and non-biological sounds in their environments. The long-term goal was to more completely understand the acoustic biology of fishes and its relations to human activities and concerns. The conference was successfully held. Over 100 scientists participated. A paper from each participant will be published in a special issue of the journal Bioacoustics in 2002.