The characterization of environmental quality and the detection of the first sign of environmental stress, with reference to human intrusion, is currently a very important goal to prevent further environmental degradation, and consequently habitat destruction, in order to take appropriate preservation measures. Besides the traditional field observation and satellite remote sensing, geophonic and/or biophonic sounds have been proposed as potential indicators of terrestrial and aquatic settings’ status. In this work, we analyze a series of short audio-recordings taken in urban parks and bushes characterized by the presence of different human-generated-noise and species abundance. This study aims to propose a tool devoted to the investigation of urban and natural environments in a context with different soundscape qualities, such as, for example, those that can be found in urban parks. The analysis shows the ways in which it is possible to distinguish among different habitats by the use of a combination of different acoustic and sound ecology indices.

Benocci, R., Brambilla, G., Bisceglie, A., Zambon, G. (2020). Eco-acoustic indices to evaluate soundscape degradation due to human intrusion. SUSTAINABILITY, 12(24), 1-19 [10.3390/su122410455].

Eco-acoustic indices to evaluate soundscape degradation due to human intrusion

Benocci R.
;
Bisceglie A.;Zambon G.
2020

Abstract

The characterization of environmental quality and the detection of the first sign of environmental stress, with reference to human intrusion, is currently a very important goal to prevent further environmental degradation, and consequently habitat destruction, in order to take appropriate preservation measures. Besides the traditional field observation and satellite remote sensing, geophonic and/or biophonic sounds have been proposed as potential indicators of terrestrial and aquatic settings’ status. In this work, we analyze a series of short audio-recordings taken in urban parks and bushes characterized by the presence of different human-generated-noise and species abundance. This study aims to propose a tool devoted to the investigation of urban and natural environments in a context with different soundscape qualities, such as, for example, those that can be found in urban parks. The analysis shows the ways in which it is possible to distinguish among different habitats by the use of a combination of different acoustic and sound ecology indices.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Cluster analysis; Human intrusion; Soundscape indices;
English
14-dic-2020
2020
12
24
1
19
10455
open
Benocci, R., Brambilla, G., Bisceglie, A., Zambon, G. (2020). Eco-acoustic indices to evaluate soundscape degradation due to human intrusion. SUSTAINABILITY, 12(24), 1-19 [10.3390/su122410455].
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