Russ Charif

Senior Bioacoustician
Russ Charif

My work in BRP falls into two major domains. First, I work on planning, data analysis, synthesis, and reporting for many projects applying passive acoustic techniques to monitoring wildlife populations, primarily large cetaceans. Second, I work at the interface between development and application of software for analysis of biological sounds. In this role I lead BRP’s sound analysis training workshops, consult with BRP’s software developers about use cases and needs of users of our software, and have contributed to the interface design of these tools. My principal scientific interests are in the behavioral ecology and evolution of acoustic signals.

Year Hired: 1992

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Room # 158

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

Phone: +1.607.254.2458



M.S., Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University;

B.S., Harvard University

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