My principal role in the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics in recent years has been in scientific capacity building, primarily developing and leading our Sound Analysis Workshop (SAW). SAW trains research biologists and conservation practitioners in basic principles and methods of bioacoustics. These principles and methods are useful both for passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) of wildlife populations, and for investigating the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustically active species.
My capacity building work builds on many years of experience with planning, data analysis, synthesis, and reporting for numerous PAM projects focusing primarily on large cetaceans and birds. I have also consulted with the Yang Center’s software developers about use cases and analysis needs of bioacoustics practitioners, and have contributed to the interface design of our software. I am the primary author of the Raven Pro User’s Manual. My principal scientific interests are in the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustic signals.
Year Hired: 1992
Contact Information Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree(s): MS, Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, USA BS, Harvard University, US
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