UNC Speaker Series Continues Oct. 22 with Soundscape Ecologist

Bernie Krause

Bernie Krause

The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Interdisciplinary Speaker Series continues its fall schedule Tuesday, Oct. 22, with a pioneer of soundscape ecology - the study of sound within a landscape and its effect on organisms.

Bernie Krause, founder of the Wildlife Sanctuary, will present "The Sound and the Furry: Recording the Natural World through Soundscape Ecology" at 7 p.m. in the ballrooms of the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Ave. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Krause is the founder of Wild Sanctuary, which since 1968 has traveled around the world to research, record, archive and publish the sounds of the wild. A musician, recording engineer and author, he holds a Ph.D. in bioacoustics Union Institute & University in Cincinnati.

More information about Krause and the Wild Sanctuary is at http://www.wildsanctuary.com/.

His appearance is co-sponsored by the Geography Department and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The last speaker in the series' fall schedule is Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, who will present "The Emotional and Moral Lives of Animals: Rewilding Our Hearts and Compassionate Conservation" on Nov. 7.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in UNC lots after 5 p.m.

The speaker series is co-sponsored and coordinated by UNC's Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind program.

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