XVI IBAC Symposium
College Station, Texas, USA, 14-18 October 1997

Organised by
Robert Benson

Held on the Texas A&M University Campus at College Station, Texas, USA.

Hosted by the Center for Bioacoustics (CFB) at Texas A&M University and co-sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

Abstracts of papers are published in Bioacoustics 9:149-163




Tuesday 14 October 1997

Arrival and registration


Wednesday, 15 October 1997

10:00-10:10 Opening Ceremonies: Don Russell (Associate Vice Chancellor, Associate Dean of Engineering, Deputy Director of Texas Engineering Experiment Station)

10:10-10:15 Welcome: Rainer Fink (Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University)

10:15-10:20 Welcome: Pierre Catala (Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University)

10:20-10:30 Opening remarks: Gianni Pavan (Chairman, International Bioacoustics Council)

10:36-10:40 Opening remarks: Robert Benson (Director of Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

10:40-11:30 Refreshments/Social Gathering

Session I - Recent Advances in Animal Bioacoustics, Instrumentation, Software and Other Technologies

13:00-13:45 Advances in avian bioacoustics studies. Invited Speaker: Luis F. Baptista. California Academy of Sciences, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy, Golden Gate Park, San Fransisco, California, USA

13:45-14:30 Poster Presentations

14:30-14:50 The Bioacoustics journal R Kettle, The British Library National Sound Archive, London, England

14: 50-15:10 The acoustic signal and associated behaviour of the longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis). Johnson, Dawn L. Zoology Department, University of Texas at Austin,Texas, USA.

15:10-15:30 Stereotypical patterns in humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) songs: Usage and utility. Mercado, Eduardo, Louis M. Herman, and Adam A. Pack. University of Hawaii, Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory, USA

16:00-16:20 Correlation between vocalisation and auditory sensitivity in labyrinth fishes. Ladich, Friedrich and Hong Y. Yan. Institute of Zoology, University of Vienna, Austria

16:20-16:40 A preliminary analysis of riverain sound environment based upon sound source species and their acoustic features. Oba, T. Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan.

Thursday, 16 October 1997

9:00-9:20 Whale hearing in the deep sea. Ridgway, Sam S., Donald A. Carder, Robert H. Smith, Tricia Kamolnick, Carolyn E. Schlundt, & Wesley H. Elsberry. NCCOSC RDTE DIV D3503, San Diego, California, USA.

9:20-9:40 Mate location in a noisy environment in the cricket frog Acris crepitans blanchardi. Witte, Klaudia, Nicole M. Kline, Walter Wilzcynski, & Michael J. Ryan. Department of Zoology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA.

9:40-10:00 Ontogenesis of Drosophila courtship. Moulin, Bruno and Fanny Rybak. Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France.

10:45-11:05 Underwater vocalisations and vocal activity in captive harp seals (Phoca groenlandica). Serrano, Arturo & Edward H. Miller. Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

11:05-11:25 Acoustic communication in a tropical avian species Copsychus saularis. Bhatt, Dinesh and Anil Kumar. Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, India.

11:25-11:45 Individual recognition in the penguin Pygoscelis adeliae and the king penguin Aptenodytes palagonicus: two strategies of acoustic communication in a noisy environment. Aubin, Thierry & Pierre Jouventin. Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, France.

Session II - Recent Advances in Animal Bioacoustics, Instrumentation, Software and Other Technologies

13:30-14:15 Requirements and resources for instrumentation and software useful in animal bioacoustics. Invited Speaker: Charles H. Greene. Greeneridge Sciences Inc., Santa Barbara, California, USA.

14:15-14:35 Video endoscopy of the dolphin sonar signal generator. Car, Jennifer, T.W. Cranford, W.G. Van Bonn, M.S. Chaplin, D.A. Carder, T. Kamolnick, & S.H. Ridgway. Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, California, USA.

14:35-14:55 Passive localisation of acoustic sources in media with non-constant sound velocity. Brandes, T. Scott. Center for Bioacoustics, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.

14:55-15:15 Use of acoustic methods to find, locate and recognise singing cicadas in Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia. Gogala, Matija. Slovene Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

15:56-16:10 Measurements of dynamic shear properties of biological soft tissue. Donskoy, Dimitri. Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.

16: 10-16:30 Distributions of sperm whales along the northwestern and central continental slope in the Gulf of Mexico as determined from an acoustic survey. Sparks, Troy D. Marine Acoustics Laboratory, Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Tens, USA.


Friday, 17 October 1997

9:00-9:20 Contour cross-correlation vs. principal components analysis of parameters as methods of estimating dolphin whistles. McCallum, Arch & Melissa Valentine. Department of Biology, College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

9:20-9:40 Advances in acoustic censusing of marine mammals. Norris, Jeff & WI. Evans. Marine Acoustics Lab, Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University, Galveston, lexas, USA.

9:40-10:00 Stories from receiver’s end -How do suprabranchial chambers modulate hearing abilities of sound producing anabantoid fishes? Yan, Hong Y. School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

10:20-11:30 IBAC - AGM Meeting

13:00-15:00 Tours of the Texas A&M University Campus and the local area

19: 00-21.00 Social Dinner

Saturday, 18 October 1997

08:00-21:00 Texas Tour: Bus excursion to sites in Central Texas: the Alamo, Paseo del Rio (San Antonio's River Walk), and a good down-home rodeo in Lexington

Poster presentations

1. A new application to record and store directional, pulsed communication sounds in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Blomqvist, Christer. Kristineberg Marine Research Station, University of Gothenborg, Fiskebackskil, Sweden.
2. WPLOT: A utility for preparing bioacoustic data files for offline processing. Elsberry, Wesley 11. Marine Acoustics Laboratory, Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.
3. A simple hard- and software solution for generation and emission of high frequency signals. Gilbert, Friederike, H. Schnetze, M. Glahe, & U. Conrad. L Zoologisches Institut, Goettingen, Germany.
4. Anti-aliasing filters of DAT recorders and PC sound boards. Pavan, Gianni, & M. Manghi. Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, University of Pavia, Italy.
5. A cetacean Sound library for the Mediterranean Sea. Technical aspects and concerns. Pavan, Gianni, M. Priano, M. Manghi, & C. Fossati. Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, University of Pavia, Italy.
6. New methods for storage of and access to bioacoustics recordings at The British Library National Sound Archive. Ranft, Richard The British Library National Sound Archive, London, England

7. A behavioural study of the response of the gizzard shad, Dorsoma cepedianum, to high-frequency sounds. Scholik, Amy Renee, Mardi C. Hastings & David Johnson. School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.