Alastair Leithead profiles the fascinating work of Bernie Krause for BBC News:

A landscape may look healthy, but how does it sound, and what does that say about how its wildlife is doing?

It’s a question Bernie Krause has spent much of his life trying to answer. To do so, he’s recorded the sounds of thousands of places in far-flung corners of the world.

Dr. Bernie Krause: The Great Animal Orchestra from California Academy of Sciences and California Academy of Sciences on

He coined the word “biophany” to describe these recordings…