Liz Rowland

Liz Rowland
Liz Rowland

I am a research support specialist for the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, working mainly for the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) but also on one of our education programs, the Sound Analysis Workshop. Most of my work for ELP is analyzing data from sound recordings made in Central Africa to monitor forest elephants and gunshots by poachers. I assist with organizing and archiving the data. I am also responsible for training volunteers to help us with data analysis. My role in the Sound Analysis Workshop project is primarily organizational, but I also assist with the teaching.

Year Hired: 2004

Contact Information
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, room # 153A
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.
Phone: +1.607.254.2136

B.Sc., Zoology, University of Reading, U.K., 1979;
M.Sc. Hons (Mammalian Social Ecology), University of Fort Hare, South Africa, 1988

Recent Publications

Keen, S.C. et al. (2017) ‘Automated detection of low-frequency rumbles of forest elephants: A critical tool for their conservation’, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141. Available at:
Wrege, P.H. et al. (2017) ‘Acoustic monitoring for conservation in tropical forests:examples from forest elephants’, Methods in Ecology and Evolution [Preprint]. Available at: