Christopher Clark

Imogene Johnson Senior Scientist, Cornell University; and Senior Advisor, Planet OS

Christopher W. Clark, Ph.D., an engineer and biologist, is an unabashed scientific activist for the living world. When asked what he does, his answer is simply: "I listen to this singing planet!" Chris is a senior advisor at Planet OS, inspired by its technical brilliance and entrepreneurial spirit. He remains the Imogene Johnson senior scientist in the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, and a subject matter expert for Marine Acoustics Inc.

Chris's research has concentrated on animal acoustic communication, with a particular interest in the application of advanced acoustic technologies for scientific conservation of endangered species, from tiny birds to forest elephants to great whales. He has pioneered the application of large-scale distributed listening systems for understanding the spatial-temporal-spectral dynamics of acoustic habitats and the ecological costs from human acoustic activities (commercial shipping, oil & gas exploration, sonars).

Chris and his research teams have pioneered a new, ecologically based paradigm for evaluating and measuring biological risks to species at individual, population, and ecological levels.


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News for: Christopher Clark

Speaker at FiRe 2015 and 2016

News Headlines
Listening To Whale Migration Reveals A Sea Of Noise Pollution, Too
Posted on 12 Aug 2015 at 5:00pm

Mobile app aims to spare whales from ships in Atlantic
Posted on 7 Apr 2012 at 1:16pm

To Decode Elephant Conversation, You Must Feel The Jungle Rumble
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 at 2:22am

Sound Recorders Discover Endangered Whales Off New York Harbor
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 at 2:15pm

Noise pollution disrupts whale communication
Posted on 20 Feb 2005 at 10:53am

Fight against seismic blasting and offshore drilling
Posted on 11 Nov 2017 at 10:00pm

Whales Have to Shout to Be Heard in Today's Noisy Oceans
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 at 6:02am

Blue whale's mating song recorded 70 miles off LI coast
Posted on 27 May 2009 at 8:03am



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