Interdisciplinary Soundscape Research at the University of Sussex

Learning to Listen to Soundscape

This site documents our work on applied and experimental soundscape research.

Soundscape refers to all the sounds in a given landscape -- sounds produced and shaped by the activites of humans and non-humans, weather and the landscape itself. By learning to listen to soundscapes in new ways we hope to gain fresh insights and understandings of the activities and interactions of all actors in our environments.

Based across schools at the University of Sussex, I work at the intersections of conservation biology, computer science & engineering, social science, ethnography and music. Our projects focus on the development, evaluation and application of new soundscape research methods and technologies, which often cross traditional disciplinary and species boundaries. We are interested in developing new approaches that enable us to listen at scale, and how these technologies can be applied to understand the causes and consequences of soundscape, for the mutual well being of people and planet.

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Take part in our mini-soundscape ecology experiment with Springwatch.