Holger Klinck, Ph.D.
I am the John W. Fitzpatrick Director of the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I joined the Lab in December 2015 and took over the directorship of the Yang Center in August 2016. I am also a Faculty Fellow with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University. In addition, I hold a Courtesy Professor position at Oregon State University (OSU). 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 enable researchers around the globe to acoustically monitor habitats and wildlife at large spatial scales. 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) and the moderator of the popular Bioacoustics-L mailing list, which is hosted by the Yang Center. 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, PeerJ, IEEE Ocean Engineering, Sensors, Mammal Research, Scientific Reports, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, and Landscape Ecology. I am also refereeing proposals for NSF, National Geographic, NOAA, Seagrant New Hampshire, and the US Navy’s Living Marine Resources Program (LMR).
I advise several undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs 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 Lansing, New York. I enjoy hiking with our two Australian shepherd dogs, Lilly and Sammy, and our miniature dachshund Marvin.
Year Hired: 2015
K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Room #142
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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Organization/Membership: Full member of the Acoustical Society of America