4th edition updates (October 2020)

The fourth French edition of Acoustic Ecology of European Chiroptera was released in OctoberIt incorporates corrections and updatesfiles downloadable from the site created by the publisherlink indicated in the bookcontainThe updates posted on this page concern the 4th editionEdition4_Modifications-1_01dec2020The xls files contain macros allowing the use of a utility module created by Roland Jamaultno excel file updateDossierheterodyneno sequence update 2020. Elle intègre les corrections et mises à jour (text, Excel and sound files) antérieures à sa parution. The book includes 360 pages bound between hard covers ; a band at the top of cover page 1 specifies the edition ; les dossiers téléchargeables depuis le site créé par l’éditeur (lien indiqué dans l’ouvrage) contiennent 294 sound files (e. g. 68 heterodyned and 221 in time expansion x 10) and 9 Excel files for identification.

General warning :

Les mises à jour déposées sur cette page concernent la 4e édition ; they refresh the book content.

The latter is dense and complex ; it explains a method using a step-by-step approach. It is therefore vitally important not to separate the update files, from their context in the main text. This could lead to oversimplifications and misinterpretations in the methodology as well as in species identifications. All the files proposed can be freely downloaded ; but please do not forget to cite the source of the information in your work.


Text updates :

The updates are proposed as amendments (additional text to complete a given section) or corrections (text to replace a portion of the original text that was found to be inaccurate or incomplete, as a list in the “Modifications file” or as a separate file). The exact place of insertion of amendments and corrections in the book is always specified.

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Excel files updates (identification graphs) :

Updates are proposed as new spectrograms, comments, or replacement graphs amended by new signal analyses or with correction of possible errors. The entire file is renewed and replaces the previous version. Les fichiers xls contiennent des macros permettant l’usage d’un module utilitaire créé par Roland Jamault (see pdf file “lisez-moi”). Please see the date in the title of the files below to check if your versions are up to date.

Regarding these xls files in particular, it is very important not to consider them on their own ; they must be replaced in their context in the book in order to be correctly interpreted.

NB : For Linux users who don't have Windows system, or for Windows users who don't have Excel program, you can use a free software (Gnumeric) which permit to use xls files ; it can be downloaded at : http://www.commentcamarche.net/download/telecharger-34056170-gnumeric

New : a web version (signed Roland Jamault) to use the identification graphs: http://geoeco.fr/ecologie_acoustique/

English page : http://geoeco.fr/ecologie_acoustique/en/index.html

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« lisezmoi_3e-edition » (PDF file describing how to use graphs according to Excel version)

Sound files updates :

Sound sequences (.wave standard) are proposed for downloading when helpful for clarification of amendments to the text. To download : on play page, click with the right mouse button then select “Save as”.

Dossier 2 : heterodyne :

– aucune mise à jour de séquence

Dossier 3 : expansion de temps x 10 :

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