Holger Klinck, Ph.D.

Director, BRP
Dr. Holger KlinckHolger Klinck

I joined the Lab in December 2015 and took over the directorship of the Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) in August 2016. I am also a Faculty Fellow with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University. In addition, I hold an Adjunct Assistant Professor position at Oregon State University (OSU), where I leads the Research Collective for Applied Acoustics. Before moving to the U.S. in early 2008 for a postdoctoral position at OSU, I was a Ph.D. student at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. My graduate work focused on the development of the Perennial Acoustic Observatory in the Antarctic Ocean and the study of the leopard seal (coolest animal ever!) vocal behavior. My current research focuses on the development and application of hard- and software tools for passive-acoustic monitoring of terrestrial and marine ecosystems and biodiversity. One of my goals is to develop acoustic metrics to assess the health of ecosystems. I am also studying the impacts of anthropogenic noise on the vocal and locomotive behavior of animals.

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, which is hosted by BRP. 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, Polar Biology, Biology Letters, Plos ONE, Acoustics Australia, New Zealand Journal of Ecology, Nature Communications, and PeerJ. I am also refereeing proposals for NSF, National Geographic, and NOAA.

I advise several undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell and OSU and I am regularly teaching national and international bioacoustics classes.

I am an avid college and professional sports fan. My hobbies include running, sailing, and tinkering with gadgets. My wife Karolin and I live in Ithaca and enjoy hiking with our two Australian shepherd dogs Lilly and Sammy.

Year Hired: 2015

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Phone: +1-607.254.6250

Email: Holger.Klinck@cornell.edu

Organization/Membership: Full member of the Acoustical Society of America

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