Welcome to the August newsletter of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, which features a message from WFAE President Raquel Castro, information on Lisboa Soa in Portugal and summer activities of the Midwestern Society for Acoustic Ecology, new videos on the WFAE Youtube Channel, and more!
In my initial months as President of WFAE, I've devoted my energies to a fundamental pursuit: attentive listening. Listening to my colleagues on the WFAE Executive, listening to the Board representatives of our affiliates, listening to the members of our network. Therefore, I’d like to extend an invitation to all those who aspire to contribute to the advancement and recognition of Acoustic Ecology as a pivotal discipline in comprehending the intricate dynamics surrounding our planet's sustainability. We are eager to learn more about the topics that interest you in this field, the events you are organizing, the courses you are offering, the research projects you are involved in. We are also interested in understanding the acoustic concerns in your geographic areas, as well as your expectations and needs in this domain.
To facilitate this exchange, a comprehensive survey crafted by Dr. Mickey Vallee of the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE) will soon be circulating, a cornerstone in our quest to present a vivid and current depiction of our global community.
Further initiatives are on the horizon. We will soon relaunch the publication of our journal, Soundscape, which is being rebranded Acoustic Ecology Review in a new publication partnership with Simon Fraser University. The journal will launch in September 2023 with a special edition featuring the WFAE 2023 Conference Proceedings edited by Milena Dromeva and Lindsey French. Special thanks to Jesse Budel for his administrative support with the new digital platform. Acoustic Ecology Review will be calling for guest editors and special
edition for 2024-2025. Please reach out to the journal editor Leah Barclay
(email@example.com) with any questions.
Additionally, we intend to renew our website and offer continuous, up-to-date and relevant information, along with a global map of acoustic ecologists around the world. Let us know if you feel you can contribute to this endeavor. We would greatly appreciate your active participation.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude to Claude Schryer, our valued treasurer, who recently vacated his position on the Executive Board. His dedication, availability, knowledge, and precious contributions have made him an essential member in the core decisions of this network. We are currently seeking someone to fill his position – more details about this opportunity here.
Vale Susan Frykberg