Bryan C Pijanowski

Bryan C Pijanowski
Purdue University | Purdue · Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

PhD

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Examining land use transition is a new way of building on the comprehensive research on Land Use/Cover Change (LUCC). Research on transition law and characteristics is important for improving the theory of land use transition and the practice of land resource management, and for being able to provide a basis and reference for promoting socio-econom...
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Land use functions and their interaction analysis has been a hot topic in the field of land change science for better advancing the regional sustainable development. Previous studies focused more on the impacts of land use activities on the natural and semi-natural systems at the regional scale, ignoring the impacts of land-use on the complex socia...
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Integrating ecosystem services (ESs), i.e., the benefits humans obtain from nature, into decision making is essential for the sustainable management of resilient urban landscapes, where people and nature are interdependent. However, ES spatial assessments often leave unanswered important questions about their relationship to social systems and thei...
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Given that the research was conducted in Puerto Rico, we include the Spanish translation as an inclusive approach to decolonize science by reducing the language barriers.
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Human disconnection from nature is thought to have contributed to the environmental crises we currently face, and increasing connection with nature has been proposed as one way of promoting pro-environmental behavior, nature conservation, and social-ecological sustainability. Some efforts to increase connection with nature (“nature relatedness”) ha...
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Resource acquisition and allocation impacts individual fitness. Using pellet analysis of breeding adults and stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen of down feathers of Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) nestlings, we evaluated the relationship between urban refuse (beef and chicken) and natural food (fish) consumption of individual females during the pr...
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The North American beaver Castor canadensis is an invasive species in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago. Due to this biological invasion, Argentina and Chile signed an agreement to restore affected ecosystems by eradicating beavers. In southern Patagonia, the beavers’ ecological impacts are well studied, but there is a relative lack of information o...
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Soundscape ecology, ecoacoustics and bioacoustics have witnessed an explosion of work over the last decade due to the advances in passive acoustic recorders, new conceptual frameworks that integrate the study of sound into environmental change research, abilities to store and analyze massive data, and the growing need to understand how the rapid de...
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Disturbance regimes and biodiversity—two factors that govern the stability of ecosystems—are changing rapidlydue to anthropogenic forces including climate change. Determining whether ecosystems retain their structure and function through intensifying disturbance regimes is an urgent task. However, quantitatively assessing the resilience of natural...
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Land change models are amongst the most widely developed tools for spatial decision support. Despite this progress, only a few models have been created thus far that simulate urban growth that incorporate two important aspects of uncertainty inherent to land use dynamics: fuzziness and roughness. Combining fuzziness and roughness into models will e...
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Understanding the relationships among multiple land use functions (LUFs) is crucial for land-based spatial planning that can guide targeted land use policy-making in complex socio-ecological systems. However, few studies concerned the interactions among various LUFs integrating the issues of economy, environment, and society at a fine scale. In thi...
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Data were collected using multimodal monitoring technologies pairing sound recorders with time-lapse camera systems. In the spring of 2015, 2016, and 2017, sound recordings and imagery were collected at a wet meadow and forested slough in the Central Platte River Valley of Nebraska. Boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata) calling activity was obta...
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Although anuran reproductive behavior follows a phenological pattern, environmental factors may influence the timing of anuran activity. To characterize the spring calling phenology of Pseudacris maculata (boreal chorus frog) we installed acoustic recorders during three spring breeding seasons (2015–2017) within wet meadow and forested slough habit...
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Soundscapes are promising indicators of marine habitat condition, yet this approach remains untested in many ecosystems, and soundscape-ecological relationships remain unclear. In this study, we analyzed soundscapes in kelp forest habitats off the coast of California, USA, in Channel Islands National Park. We investigated if (1) soundscape features...
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A participatory monitoring programme of an exceptional modification of urban soundscapes during Covid-19 containment.
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Unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss and intensifying human attempts to rectify the biodiversity crisis have heightened the need for standardized, large-scale, long-duration biodiversity monitoring at fine temporal resolution. While some innovative technologies such as passive acoustic monitoring are well suited for such monitoring challenges,...
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This document contains theoretical background and tools (eg questionnaires) that community leaders, members, and planners can use to understand sound sources in their community, identify desirable and undesirable sounds, and take action to promote desirable sounds or mitigate undesirable sounds.
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Passive acoustic monitoring of biotic sounds is increasingly popular in conservation biology. Among vocalizing animals, birds are most frequently studied and multiple acoustic indices have been proposed for rapid acoustic assessment of avian diversity. Preliminary results suggest that several indices can be used as proxies for bird species richness...
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Residential development was a dynamic and complex process along with urbanization. Suitable residential density has become the core content of urban densification, which promote local prosperity and the sustainability of the urban landscape. Much recent research has examined residential expansion, but less attention has been paid to dynamics among...
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El estudio de paisajes sonoros es una oportunidad costo efectiva de investigar los procesos que afectan la diversidad biológica de un ecosistema, ofreciendo nuevas herramientas para el manejo del territorio y abriendo perspectivas para atraer otro tipo de público interesado en la conservación.
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Urban change (urbanization) has dominated land change science for several decades. However, few studies have focused on what many scholars call the urban densification process (i.e., urban intensity expansion) despite its importance to both planning and subsequent impacts to the environment and local economies. This paper documents past urban densi...
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The source of data in our paper. (ZIP)
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Scientists are using acoustic monitoring to assess the impact of altered soundscapes on wildlife communities and human systems. In the soundscape ecology field, monitoring and analyses approaches rely on the interdisciplinary intersection of ecology, acoustics, and computer science. Combining theory and practice of each field in the context of Know...
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We present here the potential synergies between a sub-discipline of music called computational musicology and its associated toolkit Music Information Retrieval (MIR) systems and the current needs of soundscape ecologists who use passive acoustic recorders to collect massive amounts of audio data. These cross-sub-disciplinary synergies fall into th...
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Soundscape ecology evaluates biodiversity and environmental disturbances by investigating the interaction among soundscape components (biological, geophysical, and human-produced sounds) using data collected with autonomous recording units. Current analyses consider the acoustic properties of frequency and amplitude resulting in varied metrics, but...
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This study introduces a novel framework for land change simulation that combines the traditional Land Transformation Model (LTM) with data clustering tools for the purposes of conducting land change simulations of large areas (e.g., continental scale) and over multiple time steps. This framework, called "LTM-cluster", subsets massive land use datas...
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This is an overview of how one might go about designing a survey using acoustic sensors, including some theoretical and some technical considerations presented at a high level. It was originally developed for an ecoacoustics workshop in Colombia in 2019.
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On 21 August 2017, a total solar eclipse crossed the continental United States, providing a unique natural experiment to observe how wildlife and plants respond to rapid and drastic changes in photic conditions using a multi-modal suite of tools. We installed passive time-lapse and infrared cameras, sound recorders, and data loggers in the Central...
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Numerous machine learning-based land change models have been presented by researchers over the last two decades. To date, however, far less have simulated multiple land use classes and specific land use subclasses at the same time. In some areas of the world, it is important to simulate both of these dynamics to understand fully the drivers and con...
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The datasets in this article are associated with the research article 'Assessing biological and environmental effects of a total solar eclipse with passive multimodal technologies' (Brinley Buckley et al., 2018). We documented biotic and abiotic changes during a total solar eclipse on 21 August 2017, in south-central Nebraska, USA, with a multimoda...
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Context While remote sensing imagery is effective for quantifying land cover changes across large areas, its utility for directly assessing the response of animals to disturbance is limited. Soundscapes approaches—the recording and analysis of sounds in a landscape—could address this shortcoming. Objectives In 2011, a massive wildfire named “the H...
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Knowledge that can be gained from acoustic data collection in tropical ecosystems is low‐hanging fruit. There is every reason to record and with every day, there are fewer excuses not to do it. In recent years, the cost of acoustic recorders has decreased substantially (some can be purchased for under US$50, e.g., Hill et al. 2018) and the technolo...
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Land-use legacies, the effects of past land use changes (LUCs) on current social and biophysical processes, can persist for hundreds to thousands of years. Although spatial and temporal data are currently available at a continental scale, they are limited for investigating LUC legacies. The limitations of historical data include a lack of temporal...
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Urbanization onto adjacent farmlands directly reduces the agricultural area available to meet the resource needs of a growing society. Soil conservation is a common objective in urban planning, but little focus has been placed on targeting soil value as a metric for conservation. This study assigns commodity and water storage values to the agricult...
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• Freshwater systems are globally threatened and in need of enhanced monitoring and assessment. We applied soundscape recording and analysis—which presents an opportunity for long‐term, high‐resolution animal community monitoring and assessment—to a freshwater context to better understand the acoustic diversity and dynamics of these systems. • We r...
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Youth are introduced to STEM topics through informal settings like science camps, aquaria, and zoos. In these interactive and sensory-rich environments, a well-designed programme can help participants to acquire knowledge and cultivate interest through experiential learning. Given the importance of informal activities in environmental education, it...
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Two foundational questions about sustainability are “How are ecosystems and the services they provide going to change in the future?” and “How do human decisions affect these trajectories?” Answering these questions requires an ability to forecast ecological processes. Unfortunately, most ecological forecasts focus on centennial-scale climate respo...
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The Center for Global Soundscapes developed a five-day camp program for students with visual impairments that follows an inquiry-based learning approach to explore concepts fundamental to soundscape ecology. This article in Connected Science Learning (http://csl.nsta.org/2018/01/soundscape-ecology-camp/) describes the impact of the camp on students...
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This chapter presents the lessons and challenges in land change modeling that emerged from years of reflection and numerous panel discussions at scientific conferences concerning a collaborative cross-case comparison in which the authors have participated. We summarize the lessons as nine challenges grouped under three themes: mapping, modeling, an...
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This chapter presents the lessons and challenges in land change modeling that emerged from years of reflection and numerous panel discussions at scientific conferences concerning a collaborative cross-case comparison in which the authors have participated. We summarize the lessons as nine challenges grouped under three themes: mapping, modeling, an...
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Nutrient loading from the Maumee River watershed is a significant reason for the harmful algal blooms (HABs) problem in Lake Erie. The nutrient loading from urban areas needs to be reduced with the installation of green infrastructure (GI) practices. The Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment-Low Impact Development 2.1 (L-THIA-LID 2.1) model was us...
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The relationship between water scarcity and water use efficiency is widely disputed, and despite considerable work on the topic, little attention has been paid to their spatial relationships. Using a host of spatial analyses, a variety of spatial correlations between water scarcity and water use efficiency from 2003 to 2013 in China are examined at...
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Current literature on land use highlights the considerable methodological challenges in predicting how land will be used in the future. This paper addresses one of these challenges, namely the restrictive nature of the mono-class assignment, in which a spatial unit has only one elementary label at a time. We apply the multi-label concept in which a...
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The use of cellular automata (CA) has for some time been considered among the most appropriate approaches for modeling land-use changes. Each cell in a traditional CA model has a state that evolves according to transition rules, taking into consideration its own and its neighbors' states and characteristics. Here, we present a multi-label CA model...
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A fundamental environmental challenge facing humanity in the 21st century and beyond is predicting the impacts of global environmental change. This challenge is complicated by the fact that we live on a non-stationary, unreplicated planet that is rapidly moving outside the envelope of natural variability into an historical non-analog world. In othe...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate how participation in an inquiry-based environmental camp contributed to the conceptual understanding and triggered the situational interest of middle school-aged youth to a new field called “Soundscape Ecology.” The focus of this study was to understand how participants were affected cognitively and affe...
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Determining how fish respond to naturally occurring noise disturbances can provide insight into the biological mechanisms underlying the response of fish to anthropogenic noise. Data collected from passive acoustic monitoring in the Dry Tortugas, FL, showed that a tropical storm significantly increased levels of low-frequency noise over a four-day...
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Soundscape ecologists have collected sound recordings from large-scale studies that are difficult to analyze with traditional approaches and tools. Natural soundscapes are complex and contain a diverse mixture of biological, geophysical, and anthropogenic sources that span similar frequency bands and often lack a discernible fundamental frequency....
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The world’s biodiversity is drastically decreasing due to human activity. The paleotropical rainforests of Borneo contribute 10% of the world biodiversity but are at risk of destruction due to logging and other human interests. SoundscapeEcology, defined as the composition of sounds in an environment, is a new field that offers potential for biodiv...
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On Isla Martillo in Tierra del Fuego, we continuously recorded in a colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) in the beginning of the 2016 molting season. Here we describe the daily soundscape dynamics within this colony using existing soundscape metrics, which were originally developed to facilitate acoustic-based ecological inferenc...
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One of the major research themes of soundscape ecology is to understand ecosystem dynamics by measuring and analyzingpatterns in biological acoustic communication in the context of the local environment. The emerging field focuses at landscape scales to quantify compositional, spatial, and temporal variation in these patterns. This is reflected by...
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Building upon the rich legacies of bioacoustics and animal communication, soundscape ecology represents a new perspective through which ecologists can use the acoustic properties of ecosystems to understand the complex interactions of organisms, geophysical dynamics, and human activities. In this paper, we focus on the potential benefits of a sound...
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Non-invasive bioacoustic monitoring is becoming increasingly popular for biodiversity conservation. Two automated methods for acoustic classification of bird species currently used are frame-based methods, a model that uses Hidden Markov Models (HMMs), and event-based methods, a model consisting of descriptive measurements or restricted to tonal or...
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Land cover data are often used to examine the impacts of landscape alterations on the environment from the local to global scale. Although various agencies produce land cover data at various spatial scales, data are still limited at the regional scale over extended timescales. This is a critical data gap since decision-makers often use future and l...
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We examined how both horizontal and vertical aspects of land-cover diversity influence patterns of avian species-richness across North America. Using count data from Breeding Bird Survey routes within the conterminous USA and land-cover data from the National Land Cover Data-set, we analyzed relationships between species-richness estimates, vegetat...
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Cellular automata (CA) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been used by researchers over the last three decades to simulate land-use change (LUC). While conventional CA and ANN models assign a cell to only one land-use class, in reality, a cell may belong to several land-use classes simultaneously. The recently developed multi-label (ML) con...
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Cellular Automata (CA) is one of the most common techniques used to simulate the urbanization process. CA-based urban models use transition rules to deliver spatial patterns of urban growth and urban dynamics over time. Determining the optimum transition rules of the CA is a critical step because of the heterogeneity and nonlinearities existing amo...
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Cities are often substantially warmer than their surrounding rural areas. This ‘urban heat island effect’ can negatively affect the health of urban residents, increase energy usage, and alter ecological processes. While the effect of land use and land cover on urban heat islands has been extensively studied, little is known about the role of vegeta...
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The exponential growth of scientific literature – which we call the ‘big literature’ phenomenon – has created great challenges in literature comprehension and synthesis. The traditional manual literature synthesis processes are often unable to take advantage of big literature due to human limitations in time and cognition, creating the need for new...
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The adverse impacts of urbanization and climate change on hydrology and water quality can be mitigated by applying green infrastructure practices. In this study, the impacts of land use change and climate change on hydrology and water quality in the 153.2 km(2) Trail Creek watershed located in northwest Indiana were estimated using the Long-Term Hy...
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The adverse impacts of urbanization and climate change on hydrology and water quality can be mitigated by applying green infrastructure practices. In this study, the impacts of land use change and climate change on hydrology and water quality in the 153.2km(2) Trail Creek watershed located in northwest Indiana were estimated using the Long-Term Hyd...
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Description Rapidly advancing sensor technologies have allowed ecologists to now capture many elements of nature - visually and acoustically – in digital form. Ecologists are becoming increasingly aware that the amount of “pure, untouched nature” is dwindling. In addition, our society is has transitioned to be an urban species that surrounds itself...
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Soundscape ecological research in terrestrial systems is relatively new. In this paper, I present a brief summary of the origins of this research area, describe research questions related to several research thrusts that are ongoing, summarize several soundscape projects that exist and how these relate to the research thrusts, and briefly describe...
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Invader traits (including plant growth form) may play an important, and perhaps overlooked, role in determining macroscale patterns of biological invasions and therefore warrant greater consideration in future investigations aimed at understanding these patterns. To assess this need, we used empirical data from a national-level survey of forest in...
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AimStronger inferences about biological invasions may be obtained when accounting for multiple invasion measures and the spatial heterogeneity occurring across large geographic areas. We pursued this enquiry by utilizing a multimeasure, multiregional framework to investigate forest plant invasions at a subcontinental scale.LocationUnited States of...
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Modern biogeography now encompasses an impressive diversity of patterns and phenomena of the geography of nature, providing insights fundamental to understanding the forces influencing the spatial and temporal dynamics of biological diversity. However, rather than praise our discipline for its great breadth of visions, our purpose here is to point...