Davyd Betchkal

Soundscapes scientist setting up recording equipment.
Davyd Betchkal, a soundscapes scientist, sets up recording equipment in Katmai National Park and Preserve.

NPS

Alaska Region Soundscape Specialist / Biologist
Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division
MP 237 Parks Hwy.
Denali Park, AK 99755
(907) 683-5754
davyd_betchkal@nps.gov

Education
B.S. 2004 University of Wisconsin, Madison Biochemistry, Botany

Skills and Interest Areas
Natural soundscapes and dark skies, noise propagation and modelling, wilderness monitoring, detection theory, avian bioacoustics, scientific computing



Professional Experience
2015-present Alaska Region Soundscape Specialist / Bioacoustician, NPS, Alaska
2011-2015 Soundscape Program Manager, Denali National Park and Preserve
2009-2011 Soundscape Technician, Denali National Park and Preserve

Professional Activities
Acoustical Society of America Associate Membership (2013-present)

Publications
Betchkal D. 2015. Acoustic monitoring report, Noatak National Preserve – 2013 and 2014. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/NOAT/NRDS—2015/787. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2221854. Report of acoustic monitoring and analysis in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska in 2013 and 2014 (pdf) See full bibliographic record

Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2011. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/474. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2194377. 2011 Acoustic monitoring report for Denali National Park and Preserve (pdf) See full bibliographic record

Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2012. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/589. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2204780. 2012 soundscape monitoring report for Denali National Park and Preserve (pdf) See full bibliographic record

Withers J and Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2010. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/441. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2192884. DENA_2010_Soundscapes_Annual_Report_Final.pdf See full bibliographic record

Last updated: May 2, 2017