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Détails de Biostatistiques






Day 1 (Monday, January 6th, 2020)
8h30-12h30 What is a sound signal I? (N.Mathevon & F.Sebe)
Acoustic waves, digital acquisition, amplitude and measuring dB
13h30-15h30 What is a sound signal II? (N.Mathevon & F.Sebe)
Time/frequency representations, acoustic parameters, sound propagation, filters
Short introduction to classical softwares (Goldwave, Praat, Avisoft, seewave)
16h-20h Students’ projects warm-up (D.Reby, N.Mathevon & F.Sebe)
Groups of 5 students (material: their own phones and/or computers + free apps)
Examples of possible projects:
- The campus soundscape. I- the noise. (objective: mapping the variation of intensity level on the La Métare Campus
–in and out the classrooms; method: recording + measuring the dB level of the background noise with phone apps at different
hours and locations on the campus + characterizing the entropy and biodiversity indexes
- The campus soundscape. II- Biodiversity. (objective: mapping the acoustic diversity on the La Métare Campus;
method: recording the soundscape with phone apps at different hours and locations on the campus + characterizing the
entropy and biodiversity indexes
- The circadian rhythm of voice pitch (objective: testing if the pitch of an individual’s voice changes during the day;
method: recording of students’ voices at different moments during the day + psycho-acoustic tests to evaluate if we’re
sensitive to theses changes in voice “Please tell when during the day this voice has been recorded”)
- Voice features and individual size (objective: testing how voice pitch and spectrum depend on an individual’s size ;
method: recording students’ voices + measuring their size & correlates + psycho-acoustic test to see if we’re able to assess
the size of an individual from her/his size –confounding effect = sex)
- Politicians’ voices and election issues (objective: is it possible to predict the issue of an election from vocal features
measured during a political debate?; method: analysis of recordings –political debates available on the net- + psychoacoustic
tests of students?)
- Lombard effect (objective: do we modify the amplitude of our voice depending on the level of the background noise –
methods : playback of noise of different levels through headphones + recording of speech + measure of amplitude)
- Characterizing a loudspeaker for a biacoustics experiment (objective: determining which is the best
loudspeaker for an experiment on woodpecker drumming – methods: playback of white noise + woodpecker drummings in the
sound-proofed chamber + comparison with original signals)
- …
Students’ expected production:
*Poster (1 page) : Scientific context, problematic, hypothesis, method, results, discussion
*Powerpoint (15 minutes max).
Day 2 (Tuesday, January 7th, 2020)
8h-12h Signal processing 1 (with a focus on PRAAT -D.Reby) - Practicals 1: Introduction to PRAAT (signal manipulation -editing, resampling…) + analysis of mammal
vocalizations (Frequency analysis -spectrogram, spectrum, formants…; Time analysis)
14h-18h Signal processing 2 (with a focus on PRAAT -D.Reby) - Practicals 2: Analysis and re-synthesis of human voice with PRAAT
Day 3 (Wednesday, January 8th, 2020)
8h-12h The recording and emission chains - Problems and solution
& 14h30-18h30 (microphones, loudspeakers, recorders) – Practicals
(M.Greenfield, N.Mathevon & F. Sèbe)
Aquatic bioacoustics: from sound to silico – Practicals
13h-14h Technical support for students’ project (D.Reby, N.Mathevon &
19h-22h Evening event (to be defined)
(open to the public)
Maison de l’université, 10 rue Tréfilerie, Saint-Etienne
Day 4 (Thursday, January 9th, 2020)
9h-12h & 14-17h Field experiment - Practicals I (Human bioacoustics -Propagation of
human voice - Field experiment – (J.Meyer)
9h-12h & 14-17h How to analyse vocal signatures (with a practical with PRAAT &
(N.Mathevon & F.Sebe)
12h-13h Technical support for students’ project (D.Reby, N.Mathevon &
16h30 – 18h The vocal expression of emotions (E.Briefer)
18h30-19h30 Fish bioacoustics (M.Beauchaud)
Day 5 (Friday, January 10th, 2020)
8h30-12h30 Introduction to ecoacoustics – (J.Sueur)
14h-17h Signal processing with the seewave R package (J.Sueur)
practicals 3: time frequency analysis and visualization, ecoacoustic
17h-19h Technical support for students’ project (D.Reby, N.Mathevon &
Day 6 (Monday, January 13th, 2020)
8h - 11h Rhythmic patterns (A.Ravignani)
11h30-13h30 Bioacoustics as a tool for social network studies (monkeys and
apes) (F.Levréro)
14h-17h Birdsong studies in the laboratory: technical advances in
tracking vocal changes (S.Derégnaucourt)
16h-18h Signal processing 3 – Practicals (F.Sebe)
Graphical synthesis, automatical research of templates
18h-20h Signal processing 5 – BioSound Python package
Day 7 (Tuesday, January 14th, 2020)
8h-9h30 Information theory (T.Aubin)
9h30-10h30 The noise (T.Aubin)
11h-12h Coding strategies in song of songbirds (T.Aubin)
14h30-18h30 Field experimentations in bioacoustics: problems and solutions
18h30- 21h Field bioacoustics in movies
(N.Mathevon & F.Sèbe)
“Bonjour les morses”
“Capitaine de la forêt”
“Crocodile melody”
“Les chants de la mer”
Day 8 (Wednesday, January 15th, 2020)
8h – 12 h Whales’ bioacoustics (O.Adam)
14h – 15h30 Acoustic survey of animal populations: Detection and automatic
classification of bats’ echolocation calls (Yves Bas)
15h30 – 17h Classification of bat’s echolocation calls – Practicals (Yves Bas)
18h-20h Psychoacoustics of Marine mammals: behavioral conditioning,
auditory curves and impact of subaquatic noise
Day 9 (Thursday, January 16th, 2020)
8h-10h & 10h-12h Field experiment - Practicals II (Triangulation) (N.Mathevon & F.Sebe)
8h-10h & 10h-12h The use of sound libraries for conservation and scientific studies
12h-14h Technical support for students’ project (D.Reby, N.Mathevon &
14h – 16h Bioacoustics as a monitoring tool for fresh waters (F.Rybak)
16h – 18h Acoustic studies in Arthropods (F.Rybak)
Day 10 (Friday, January 17th, 2020)
8h – 8h45 The International Bioacoustic Council, other structures, scientific
journals and potential fundings opportunities in bioacoustics
9h-13h Current research topics at the ENES lab
(ENES lab PhD students & post-docs)
14h-18h Final exam
1. multiple choice test (45 minutes)
2. oral presentation by students (each group of students will present its
project in 15 minutes)


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Students should bring the following material :
- laptop
- headphones
- softwares : PRAAT + Audacity + R with seewave package + Python + BioSound Python package
Please check that you’re able to record your voice with your laptop.


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