Conservation of Populations, Species, and Ecosystems
I am interested in studying wildlife species that can be rare or visually cryptic in the landscape. Often this can be challenging, but passive acoustic monitoring can be a solution for detecting these elusive species. The field of bioacoustics and the software used to analyze audio data continue to advance exponentially unlocking new ways on how to survey vocally active populations. My research is focused on studying the seasonality of red-headed woodpecker vocalizations throughout the state of Minnesota and evaluating acoustic recognition programs on the red-headed woodpecker call.