the BioAcoustic Reference Database

by CIBRA: Centro interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e ricerche ambientali
at the University of Pavia, in collaboration with ISKO Italia

Freely faceted search interface

choose facets:                   [only part of the records are classified!]

taxon:    ( anyone)
insects    other invertebrates
ray-finned fish      amphibians      reptiles      birds
        cetaceans       marine mammals
        rodents          bats        elephants
        primates        humans

function:    ( anyone)
alarm    threat    localization
courtship    individual recognition    social contact

signals:    ( anyone)     structure analyzed
    vibrational     infrasounds     ultrasounds

related topics:    ( anyone)
behaviour      echolocation
population abundance and distribution
risk mitigation     conservation     human disturbance
pollution     sound, noise     fishing     ships     tourism

region:    ( anyone)
Pacific     Atlantic ( N S)     Baltic
Mediterranean     Black Sea     Red Sea     Indian
Europe     Africa     Asia     Oceania
N America     S America     Antarctica

tools and methods:    ( not relevant )    in general
detection     recording     playback     comparison
mathematical processing     statistics     computers

...and/or type the surname of an author:

...and/or a word/phrase in the title:

...and limit to publication dates
between and

and wait some seconds


The bibliographic database currently consists of 3837 records. It covers bioacoustics mainly of whales and dolphins (plus other taxa until year 2000).

All documents in this database are available at CIBRA in either printed or digital format. Please contact CIBRA staff for details.

Records are being indexed by the Integrative Levels Classification.


the BioAcoustic Reference Database : freely faceted search interface / Gianni Pavan, Marco Priano, Claudio Gnoli, Gabriele Merli = (ISKO Italia. ILC) -- <> [until 2007.02.19 <ilc/bioac/>] : 2006.08.31 - 2012.03.20 -