Listening to ecosystems as complex adaptive systems: toward acoustic early warning signals

Eldridge, Alice (2021) Listening to ecosystems as complex adaptive systems: toward acoustic early warning signals. ALIFE 2021 Conference on Artificial Life, Virtual, 19th - 23rd July 2021. Published in: Artificial Life Conference Proceedings. a20. MIT Press

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Abstract

The value of integrating concepts and methods from Complex Adaptive Systems and the interdisciplinary study of soundscape for better understanding, monitoring and managing human-environment interactions is proposed. Through four examples of our recent research the value of soundscape and its interdisciplinary study, the relevance of ecoacoustics to a socially-concerned Alife is illustrated. From this position, the failure of current computational ecoacoustic methods to capture the fundamentally complex, adaptive and dynamic nature of ecosystems is noted and the potential for Acoustic Early Warning Signals is outlined. Development of an acoustic dimension to the study of complex adaptive systems promises to spawn valuable conceptual frameworks and cost-effective methods for investigating, understanding, predicting, managing and living in future techno-eco-systems, and better tuning the anthroposphere, technosphere and biosphere such that people and the planet can thrive.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE195 Environmentalism. Green movement
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD0169 Environmental protection
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Depositing User: Alice Eldridge
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2021 07:25
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 11:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/99824

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