The American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE) is a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, and promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments.
The ASAE will:
- Disseminate research results and curriculum materials, sponsor lectures, conferences and other events, and support creative exploration of the soundscape through sound art and installations.
- Foster cross-disciplinary research and discussion about the impacts of natural and human-made sound on the biosphere, including Earth’s oceans, land, and air, and contribute to the development of guidelines to identify and modify human-generated acoustic environments that pose a significant ecological or health risk.
- Provide advice to public and private land managers about how best to study, manage, and interpret natural sound environments for the benefit of both visitors and wildlife, with sensitivity to the desire for both quiet and motorized recreation.
- Synthesize approaches to understanding and experiencing soundscapes as they exist in the United States, and actively collaborate with other like-minded organizations to contribute to the global awareness of sound’s fundamental impact on all living organisms.
The ASAE board of directors is as follows. To get in touch, you can visit each member’s webpage by clicking on their name below. For general inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
- Jay Needham, President
- Stephan Moore, Vice President
- Kenya Williams, Membership Director
- Dave Aftandilian, Secretary
- Eric Leonardson, WFAE Affiliate representative
- Edmund Mooney, Treasurer, NYSAE (New York) representative
- Michael Doherty, ColoSAE (Colorado) representative
- Jeremiah Moore, BASE (California, Bay Area) representative
- Chris Preissing & Eric Leonardson, MSAE (Midwest) representatives
- Brandon Mechtley, SWSAE (Southwest) representative
- Steve Barsotti, PNWSAE (Pacific Northwest) representative
- Glenn Bach, SCSE (California, Southern) representative
- Jed Speare, NEFAE (New England) representative
- Jim Cummings, President emeritus