Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Pijanwoski on his selection as a 2013 University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
Dr. Pijanowski specializes in soundscape ecology and land use science. His work in soundscape ecology has focusses on how patterns of sounds in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human activity patterns. Many of his land change models are used to forecast and backcast land use/cover change patterns. Products from his research are incorporated into online decision support systems for use in planning and natural resource management. He is currently PI on an NSF project called Global Sustainable Soundscape Network that seeks to promote the sustainability of natural soundscapes and the abatement of human produced sounds across the planet. His work has been featured in the New York Times magazine, NPR, USA Today and Audubon magazine.