Holger Klinck, Ph.D.
I am the director of BRP. I also hold an adjunct assistant professor position at Oregon State University, where I head the Research Collective for Applied Acoustics (ORCAA). Before moving to the U.S. in early 2008, I was a graduate student at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany. My graduate work focused on the development and operation of the Perennial Acoustic Observatory in the Antarctic Ocean (PALAOA). My current research focuses on the development of hardware and software tools (including autonomous mobile systems) for passive-acoustic real-time monitoring of marine and terrestrial life. I am also involved in ocean noise studies and I am currently leading a collaborative effort between NOAA/OAR’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, all NOAA/NMFS Science Centers, the NOAA/NOS National Marine Sanctuary System, and the National Park Service to establish a large-scale Ocean Noise Reference Station Network to monitor long-term changes and trends in the underwater ambient sound field in U.S. waters. I am a full member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), responsible for the ASA technical committee Animal Bioacoustics website, and the moderator of the popular Bioacoustics-L mailing list. I am a manuscript referee for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Aquatic Mammals, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Ecological Informatics, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Animal Behaviour, Animal Biotelemetry, Deep-Sea Research Part I, and Polar Biology. I am also refereeing proposals for NSF, National Geographic, and NOAA.