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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of sounds produced by and affecting living organisms, especially those sounds involved in communication.


(Zoology) the study of animals' use of sound


(ˌbaɪ oʊ əˈku stɪks; esp. Brit. -əˈkaʊ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a science dealing with the sounds produced by or affecting living organisms.
bi`o•a•cous′ti•cal, adj.
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Bioacoustics is the study of the acoustic characteristics and biological significance of sounds emitted by living organisms (Tefera, 2012).
Challenges of using bioacoustics to globally monitor bats.
Several researchers, including scientists at Cornell University's Bioacoustics Research Program and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, agree that his technique has potential as a scientific research tool.
The findings have been published in the journal Bioacoustics.
Clark, director of the bioacoustics research program at Cornell University, who has been actively involved in charting bowhead whale migration in the Arctic since the 1980s, this increased stewardship of the environment is beneficial to everyone involved.
This comparison was conducted between eight different laboratories, including NIST, of members of Working Group S3/WG48, Hearing Aids, established by Accredited Standards Committee S3, Bioacoustics, which is administered by the Acoustical Society of America and accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
McLean's research concentrated on the distribution, ecology and behavior of birds and mammals, endangered species, the effect of the environment on birds and mammals, bioacoustics, and the barn owl in Ohio.
Future studies of bed bug bioacoustics may be served well by using low-frequency sounds produced by host species," the authors wrote.
Committee on Hearing, Bioacoustics, and Biomechanics, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.
In a study published in the scientific journal Current Science , Dr Vinaya Kumar Sethi and colleagues at the Avian Diversity and Bioacoustics Lab of Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, have probed Pied Bushchat songs.
Overall, the Pormpuraaw bioacoustics trial has been encouraging.
The open-ended biological inquiry might involve bioacoustics (sound production) and habitat-induced sound-degradation problems (attenuation).