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  • Ana’s Field Notes from Dzanga Bai

    Ana Verahrami, a Research Assistant with our Elephant Listening Project, recently embarked on a field trip to study forest elephants in Central African Republic (CAR).  Camp life is going great! The remoteness of the location has definitely been an adjustment, as has been taking a shower with a bucket and learning to watch out for scorpions (and... See More

  • An Unexpected Party

    On an evening in early January, on the heels of the historic northeast US “bomb cyclone," around 60 people braved wind chills of -20° F to gather at the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca. They came to honor Dr. Christopher W. Clark, the founding Director of the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program, who retired from 30... See More

  • Listening to Fish in Florida Bay: Understanding impacts of Freshwater Runoff on Estuarine Fish Behavior

    As freshwater drains south through Florida from Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf of Mexico, it travels through the Everglades and Florida Bay at the southern tip of Florida. This freshwater is critical for providing South Florida with water for drinking and agriculture, but flow is closely managed and regulated to account for major seasonal differences... See More

  • Studying a cryptic marine mammal species by eDNA

    In the words of The Who, I am reminded of a catchy tune: “Who are you? Who, who, who, who?” As we search for the identity of a mysterious beaked whale, I just can’t help but find this to be the most fitting theme song for my expedition to the central Pacific Ocean. In mid-October,... See More

  • Rumbles in the Jungle: Daniela Hedwig writes from the remote rainforest in central Africa…

    A distant roar echoes through the dim rainforest as I scramble along an ancient elephant path meandering through the understory. Ahead was the reason I swapped my comfortable office at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a basic camp without electricity and running water – Dzanga bai: a vast forest clearing that is home to... See More