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Last update March 2021.

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Sandpipers and the Art of Letting Go: Narratives of Conservation in the Wadden Sea

In this article for Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, Eveline de Smalen writes about poetry and nature conservation in the Wadden Sea. The history of conservation in the Wadden Sea reserves a starring role for birds. Birds were important for its conception, central to its policies today and contribute to its success as a protected area, but they can also help us think about nature reserves conceptually and critically assess their role in society. Nature reserves are often considered static, unchanging and ahistorical places. This article provides a reading of Ed Leeflang’s poem “The Sanderling” to show how literature about birds can help us think about nature reserves as historical places shaped by a multitude of more-than-human agencies, and marked by loss.

Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

Edited by Michael Bull and Marcel Cobussen

The field of Sound Studies has changed and developed dramatically over the last two decades involving a vast and dizzying array of work produced by those working in the arts, social sciences and sciences. The study of sound is inherently interdisciplinary and is undertaken both by those who specialize in sound and by others who wish to include sound as an intrinsic and indispensable element in their research. This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations. Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, along with Alice Eldridge and Roger Norum contribute a chapter entitled: Sounding wild spaces: inclusive mapmaking through multispecies listening across scales. They ask the question, might listening across scales help us understand, map and protect wild spaces and species? The chapter considers the potential for listening methods to integrate ethnographic, cartographic, geological and ecological perspectives toward more inclusive map-making.

The chapter argues that we need new ways to create maps which integrate empirical, ecological and geophysical data at scale, with personal, particular existences, experiences and knowledges of the myriad non-human and human species which both sustain and depend upon wild spaces. It takes as its point of departure the multi-disciplinary project WILDSENS, which places the acoustic environment (or soundscape) as the locus of interaction of human and non-human actors and processes, biotic and abiotic processes. Set in the Arctic Lapland – one of Europe’s largest remaining wildernesses – this project explored methods of listening at and across different scales as a means to integrate empirical and experiential methods, big and small data in the creation of maps of wilderness spaces, and participatory engagement in wild spaces.

Urwald der Bayern: Geschichte, Politik und Natur im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

Edited by Marco Heurich and Christof Mauch

Experts from various disciplines, including Pavla Šimková, contribute to this collection that explores the history and culture of Bavaria’s first national park.

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