Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

Principles of Marine Bioacoustics

Authors: Au, Whitlow W. L., Hastings, Mardi C.

  • First book to cover the many areas of marine bioacoustics in a single text
  • Provides fundamental principles and concepts in marine bioacoustics
  • Written by two very experienced scientists with a combined total experience extending over 50 years in the field
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About this book

Principles of Marine Bioacoustics is about studying the acoustics of marine animals using underwater acoustic techniques. The book discusses and unites the various areas of marine bioacoustics in a single comprehensive text. It covers important subjects associated with marine bioacoustics such as the measurement and generation of underwater sounds, the propagation of acoustic signals in the marine environment and in small tanks, signal processing techniques, and advanced devices used in the field. Also covered are topics relating to marine animals, such as methods to record and acquire acoustic signals from animals, their auditory systems and vocalizations, psychological and physiological testing procedures, and echolocation in marine mammals.

This book is aimed at marine biologists and biological oceanographers. It is also relevant for professionals working with government agencies such as the National Marine Fisheries Service or organizations such as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

About the authors

Whitlow W.L. Au and Mardi C. Hastings have been involved with scientific acoustic research on marine animals for many years and their total combined span of time in this field extends over 5 decades.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Provides a comprehensive overview of the bioacoustics of marine life. It is targeted for bioacousticians, and is intended to focus on areas of knowledge that they should master. … This book achieves its objective of providing that knowledge base. It also is a valuable information source for engineers and scientists with a background in acoustics, and who are interested in gaining insights into the bioacoustics of marine life. … a valuable information source on marine bioacoustics and is recommended.” (Martin L. Pollack, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 58 (6), November-December, 2010)

“The book incorporates detailed qualitative and quantitative information and analysis of the sounds produced by marine life with a particular emphasis on marine mammals. … the book contains a vast amount of useful information supported by extensive experimental evidence. … The descriptions of experimental design, measurement, and analysis techniques make this a good starting point for someone planning further experiments in this domain. … I recommend this book to anyone searching for knowledge of marine bioacoustics.” (Adrian Brown, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 16 (2), 2011)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Some Instrumentation for Marine Bioacoustics Research

    Au, Whitlow W.L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Introduction

    Au, Whitlow W.L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Measurement and Generation of Underwater Sounds

    Au, Whitlow W.L. (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • Transducer Properties and Utilization

    Au, Whitlow W.L. (et al.)

    Pages 57-85

  • Acoustic Propagation

    Au, Whitlow W.L. (et al.)

    Pages 87-120

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78365-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78364-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2686-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Marine Bioacoustics
Authors
Series Title
Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78365-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78365-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-78364-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2686-9
Series ISSN
2364-4915
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 680
Number of Illustrations and Tables
407 b/w illustrations
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