The chapter by Associate Professor of Biology Jen Hamel appears in the book "Exploring Animal Behavior Through Sound: Volume 1" that is published through Springer Publishing, and is intended for an upper-level undergraduate audience.
Jen Hamel, associate professor of biology and Japheth E. Rawls Professor, has co-authored a chapter in a new open-access textbook on studying animal communication.
The book, “Exploring Animal Behavior Through Sound: Volume 1,” is published through Springer Publishing. The book is written by animal communication researchers and is intended for an upper-level undergraduate audience.
The chapter co-authored by Hamel is titled, “Choosing Equipment for Animal Bioacoustic Research,” and includes conceptual information on working with sound and vibration, as well as constraints, capabilities, and affordability of various types of detection and recording equipment. The chapter covers these topics for the study of sound and vibration through air, water, and solid substrates. Hamel contributed content on the detection and measurement of substrate-borne vibration, a form of communication used by animals ranging from elephants to insects, and an estimated 200,000 species of insects alone.
A PDF of the entire free textbook can be downloaded at: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-97540-1