• 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

  • Tale of Two Species

    I’m visiting the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) to learn more about all things acoustics that applies to marine mammal research. Before diving too deep, let me first start by telling you about the kind of work I do back home in India! My research involves studying marine mammals in Indian waters – a beautiful stretch... See More

  • Taking flight in Raven

    “We were late because we saw a cardinal.” It may seem odd to some but this was more than an adequate reason for rolling in late to the Raven Sound Analysis Workshop I attended in Ithaca two weeks ago. Then again, we were in a workplace where a rare sighting of a bird is enough... See More

  • Selene’s Scandinavian Adventure

    A month ago (already!?), I had the amazing opportunity to go to Denmark to an Acoustic Communication Summer Course at SNAK (that stands for Sense organs, Nerve systems, Behavior, and Communication - in Danish). I spent two very full weeks learning all things animal acoustics – vocal production, perception, hearing, effects of noise, neuroethology; PLUS... See More