Discovery Park

http://fred.e-enterprise.purdue.edu/wps/portal

Purdue University's ambitious endeavor to bring innovation through multidisciplinary action is setting its sights high, looking to achieve unprecedented goals. Discovery Park was established to create a combinational power greater than any individual strength, and to serve as a catalyst for drawing faculty, staff, and students to reach into other disciplines and projects in order to take Purdue to the cutting edge of academic work.

Related Links

National Parks Service Soundscape Studies

http://www.nature.nps.gov/naturalsounds/

In a park setting, a natural soundscape is an area characterized by certain ambient acoustical and sound level qualities, absent the intrusion of sounds caused by humans or human technology. The natural soundscape is a component of any park setting that is intended to be managed or appreciated as natural, such as wilderness areas.

National Ecological Observation Network

http://www.nsf.gov/bio/neon/start.htm

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a continental scale research instrument consisting of geographically distributed infrastructure, networked via state-of-the-art communications. Cutting-edge lab and field instrumentation, site-based experimental infrastructure, natural history archive facilities and/or computational, analytical and modeling capabilities, linked via a computational network will comprise NEON.

Acoustic Observations in the Muskegon River Watershed

http://envirosonic.cevl.msu.edu/

We are engaged in an innovative monitoring program to thoroughly study the ecological integrity of streams, lakes and wetlands within a model watershed, the Muskegon River Watershed (MRW). The assessment program includes developing response-stressor-land use models to manage watersheds and exciting new measurement systems that will engage and educate stake holders about the intrinsic value of ecosystems and how human activities affect them.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/WFAE/home/index.html

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world's soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

Acoustical Society of America

http://asa.aip.org/index.html

The premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.

Ecological Analysis of the Soundscape

Purdue UniversityDepartment of Forestry and Natural Resources

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/

The Lab is a nonprofit membership institution whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. Our programs work with citizen scientists, government and nongovernment agencies across North America and beyond. We believe that bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can and do make a difference.

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/

The mission of the USGS PWRC is to excel in wildlife and natural resource science, providing the information needed to better manage the nation's biological resources.

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