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Development of methods for detection of stored
product insects, including development of acoustic technology for counting
and monitoring insect populations.
adult on wheat
||Technicians Everett Foreman
(left) and Cornelius Dunmore (right) holding an Acoustic Location Fingerprinting
Insect Detector in the CMAVE anechoic chamber)
Photo by Keith Weller
Development of acoustic methods for detection
and identification of citrus and turf soil insect pests.
to view slide presentations
to visit reference sound library
Examples of recently
developed acoustic detection methods:
|This is how researchers
sampled for soil insects in 1951 (Photo courtesy of James Fisher)
|Here is an example of how
how we sampled for soil insects in 1999. Everett Foreman listens
root weevils using an accelerometer in an orange grove at the IFAS Citrus
Research Station, Lake Alfred, FL
|This is the way we sampled
for insects in 2002. Everett Foreman is holding an AED2000
portable insect detector at the University of Puerto Rico Adjuntas Experiment
station. The page at the right is from GEO-Korea magazine, p. 152,
Bioacoustics and animal communication.
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to others interested in bioacoustics.
Development of the World Wide Web as a tool
for scientific communication
Early career research (see CV)
Science as a Philosophical
Journey and an Extender of Human Capabilities
"Science is an adventure of the whole human race to learn
to live in and perhaps to love the universe in which they are. To
be part of it is to understand, to understand oneself, to begin to feel
that there is a capacity within man, far beyond what he felt he had, of
an infinite extension of human possibilities . . ."
-- I. I. Rabi