My name is Holger Klinck, and I joined the MMI as an affiliated researcher in June 2020. My primary appointment is with Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where I am directing the Center for Conservation Bioacoustics (CCB). I am also a Faculty Fellow with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University and hold a Courtesy Professor position with OSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. 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 concentrates on the development and application of hard- and software tools for passive-acoustic monitoring of marine and terrestrial 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 CCB. 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, PlosONE, Acoustics Australia, New Zealand Journal of Ecology, Nature Communications, PeerJ, IEEE Ocean Engineering, Sensors, Mammal Research, Scientific Reports, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Fisheries Research, Landscape Ecology, and Current Biology. I am also refereeing proposals for NSF, National Geographic, NOAA, Seagrant, and the U.S. Navy's Living Marine Resources Program (LMR).
I advise several undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs. If you want to learn more about the CCB and the work we do, please visit: https://bioacoustics.cornell.edu
I am an avid professional and college sports fan (Go Beavs!). My hobbies include running, sailing, and tinkering with gadgets. My wife Karolin and I live in Lansing, NY, and enjoy hiking with our two Australian shepherd dogs Lilly and Sammy, and our miniature dachshund Marvin.