WTF Fun Fact – Soundscape Ecology

Bernie Krause, founder of the scientific field called “soundscape ecology,” believes that bird songs, wolf howls, and even insects footsteps have become quieter over the last 50 years. – WTF Fun Facts



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2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Soundscape Ecology”

  1. That’s a misquote, fun as it may be. I never said that critters have become quieter. What I did say, given the natural soundscape data we’ve collected since 1968, is that since wildlife density (total number of animals) and diversity (total number of representative species) has diminished, collectively. So, the soundscape, only because it lacks the number of vocal organisms it once had, is not as loud.

    But the animals, themselves, express themselves individually just as loudly as ever.


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