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Graduate Summer Course in Bioacoustics

Intensive biennial international 17-day PhD course on bioacoustics in air and water (10 ETCS). This course focuses on methods and techniques for studying animal sound communication in air (infra-, ultra- and sonic ranges), in water, and in solids (vibrations). The hands-on course includes lectures, practicals, and excursions with time for discussion and student presentations. Introductory lectures aim at giving an overview of the subject of acoustic communication followed by special lectures on the fundamentals of acoustics, signal analysis, psychoacoustics, animal sound production, and noise. The course is taught at the marine and terrestrial field stations of the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.

Next course: August 6 - 19, 2022 (Course Announcement 2022, pdf)

Application deadline April 15, 2022

More details

Program details: tba. Previous course program can be found here (pdf).

Location: The marine and terrestrial field stations of the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark. The stations are located in the town of Kerteminde (marine) on the east coast of Funen and in the south of the island Funen (terrestrial) , respectively.

Teachers: Resident experts and invited experts from abroad.

Resident experts:

  • AU: Peter Teglberg Madsen, Mark Johnson, Jakob Tougaard
  • SDU: Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Coen P.H. Elemans, Lasse Jakobsen, Ole Næsbye Larsen, Magnus Wahlberg, Iris Adam

Participants: Strict priority is given to students enrolled in a PhD-program at their home universities. MSc-students and post-docs may attend if space permits. The maximal number of participants is 24.

Fees: DKK 10,000 (approximately USD 1,400 and EUR 1,400) to cover tuition, transport during course, accommodation, and all meals.

Language: English

ECTS points: 10


Application procedure

To apply, please send the following documents in PDF format:

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages), indicating level of English language proficiency.
  • A statement of your reasons for wishing to attend the course and your potential benefits of participation including a description of your research interests, the title of your PhD-project (or MSc-project), and name(s) of your supervisor(s) (max. 1 page).

The application should be emailed to by April 1st.

The 24 successful applicants will be notified of acceptance before May 1st.


Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard ( & Lasse Jakobsen (, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.


Last Updated 31.03.2022