News

27 June 2019: The Wall Street Journal published a news article titled “The best Apps for Instantly Identifying Birds and Beasts” featuring the BirdNET App developed by scientists from the Bioacoustics Research Program and the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. The BirdNET App uses artificial intelligence to acoustically identify over 500 of the most common species of birds in North America and Europe.

04 April 2019: The Cape Cod News published an article titled “Hearing is Believing: Our Oceans Are Getting Louder.” The article featured an interview with Dr. Chris Clark, the former director and visiting senior scientist of Bioacoustics Research Program.

26 March 2019: The Hindu published an article titled “Studying animal sounds for conservation” featuring a workshop in India facilitated by a team from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology . In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and the Indian Institute of Technology (MANDI), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology team conducted a 10-day workshop on sound recording and bioacoustics research methods at Tirupati, India.

19 March 2019: The Mongabay India published an audio interview of BRP Volunteer Isha Bopardikar titled “What underwater sounds can tell us about Indian Ocean humpback dolphins.” In her interview, Isha talked about her bioacoustics research work on Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in India.

04 February 2019: BRP Volunteer Isha Bopardikar’s work on Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) was featured in a news article titled “What underwater sounds tell us about marine life” published by Mongabay.

13 December 2018: BRP Student Volunteer Montana Stone’s (Cornell Class of 2019) work on Javan rhinos was featured in a Cornell Chronicle story titled “Undergrad’s project part of effort to save Javan rhinos“. Montana is using SWIFT recording units to collect data on vocal behavior of Javan rhinos.

11 December 2018: Dr. Holger Klinck, Director of Bioacoustics Research Program was featured in a Microsoft News article titled “11 changemakers chosen as recipients of Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grants“.

9 November 2018: BRP scientist Dr. Aaron Rice was featured in a www.newswise.com article titled “Florida ban on offshore drilling protects marine life, but threats remain from across state waters“.

2 October 2018: BRP scientist Dr. Michelle Fournet’s work is featured in a Discover Magazine blog titled “Humpback Whale Calls Persist Across Generations“.

27 September 2018: BRP scientist Dr. Michelle Fournet‘s work on humpback whale sounds was featured in an Inverse.com article titled “New Whale Recordings Reveal Purpose of a Language, Unchanged Since 1976“.

24 September 2018: Beginning on September 29  the research work of BRP Scientist Dr. Laurel Symes will be the subject of a three-part series on KBOO radio.  The sound that are the focus of this research are featured in a surround sound event at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).

9 August 2018: Work of Elephant Listening Project is highlighted in the story “Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so.” on news.microsoft.com.

25 April 2018: Groundbreaking work of Elephant Listening Project is featured in nature.org blog titled “Six Ways Sound Data Is Changing Conservation” by Justine E. Hausheer.

11 April 2018: Scientists, Stefan Kahl and Holger Klinck, talk (in German) about the innovative BirdNet project in a radio interview on Deutschlandfunk. You can listen to the interview here.

01 March 2018: BRP announces Integrated Sound Recording and Analysis Workshops for June 2018 in the Sierra Nevada, California. Further details here.

17 January 2018: BRP scientist Holger Klinck was featured in the New Zealand Herald Article “Seismic surveys could be hurting penguins – experts.” The article draws attention to the negative effects of of seismic surveys on penguins and other marine life.

15 November 2017: BRP scientist Aaron Rice was interviewed for a podcast called “CurrentCast” that focuses on Great Lakes issues. You can listen to the podcast and additional materials here.

2 November 2017: BRP scientist Holger Klinck was featured in the New Zealand Herald article “Seismic blasts: A nailgun in your kitchen for 3 months” raising awareness of potential negative impacts of airgun surveys in the South Taranaki Bight on local blue whales.

25 October 2017: BRP’s Raven Insect Exhibit was highlighted in Cornell Chronicle’s story – Insectapalooza swarms campus Oct. 28.

8 October 2017: The documentary Sonic Sea featuring Chris Clark won two Emmy awards: Outstanding Nature Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound.

2 October 2017: The PNAS paper High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration co-authored by Holger Klinck was featured in many news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the LA Times.

30 September 2017: Aaron Rice was featured in NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday: What Would Aliens Make Of NASA’s Voyager?

29 September 2017: The documentary Sonic Sea featuring Chris Clark won the Best Science in Nature Film award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.