• 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

  • Scholarships support international training in bioacoustics

    Twice a year, BRP offers an intensive five-day introductory Sound Analysis Workshop here at the Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca. The aim of the workshop is to train scientists, especially those new to bioacoustics, how to use modern bioacoustic principles and tools properly to address a variety of basic and applied research problems. Since its... See More

  • Smoking Hot Data Pipes

    One of the biggest challenges that the Bioacoustics Research Program faces is moving the huge amounts of data that we collect through our processing pipeline. The sidebar lists some of the data sources we currently employ. Soon, we will start deploying our own very high-frequency Rockhoppers in the Gulf of Mexico. Increased size of output... See More