Animal Acoustics (BIO 300) Animal Acoustics explores the diverse use of sound across the animal kingdom, along with methods and techniques for studying animal sound communication. The course entails a mix of lectures, practicals, and field excursions aimed at understanding the biology of acoustic signals while gaining hands-on experience with sound recording, playback, and analysis. We strive to attain a broad appreciation for the evolution, development, mechanisms, and functions of this fundamental mode of animal communication.
Fall 2016 Mammalogy (BIO 528) “The diversity of topography within Arizona-from the great pine forests to the greasewood & cactus deserts, from high plateaus to deep canyons, and from grassy mountain meadows to shifting sands-is reflected in the diversity of mammals.” -Hoffmeister 1986
“Probably nowhere else in the United States do more species (of small mammals) so closely related occur so close together, seemingly in the same ecological niche.” -Hoffmeister 1954
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