Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski
Work on the use of all sounds of a place - biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic - focuses on how these define the ecological landscape.
I use artificial intelligence (AI) tools to extract and identify sounds in complex audio recordings.
Sounds from the biological community defines its diversity and I use this information to determine how disturbances impact acoustic diversity in terrestrial and aquatic systems.
Sound is a topic that transcends all of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and it is thus a powerful theme to use to integrate these areas for learning.
Big Data Management
The size, complexity, variety and rate of development are all aspects of big data management that I specialize in.
The backstory is as important as the science story. I work hard to develop these to increase the impact of discovery for society's use of it.
Department of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Specialty: Avian Ecology
Global Soundscapes! A Mission to Record the Earth (An interactive, IMAX/Giant Screen Experience)
Go to film web site
Public Speaking Venues
Marquee talk of the day long series for a TEDx event in Norway, 2019.
Go to TEDx talk online
Record the Earth
Engaging the public with
a soundscape app that
records sounds and emotions
Professor and University Scholar, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Director, Discovery Park Center for Global Soundscapes
Biodiversity Signature Research Area Leader, Center for the Environment
Link to academic web site
> 160 scientific peer-reviewed articles
> 4 million audio recordings from +60 study sites
Awards for research, teaching and outreach
Go to my Google Scholar site
Research partnerships are key. I have formed them in: North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Partnerships are with national parks, NGOs, universities, government organizations and communities.
Hi, I'm Bryan
I conduct research on the sounds of nature
Hi, I'm Bryan
I study the sounds of nature
I am on a mission to record the Earth
My work takes me all over and to far and exotic places. I do work in extremely remote areas of the world where no humans live. My goal is to conduct a soundscape research study in every major biome of the world. I have done 27 and have 4 more to go. The motivation for my work comes from Alexander von Humboldt and Rachel Carson, great scholars and naturalists, who inspired society to be in awe of nature.
Visit My Soundscape Archive
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