The MS in Sustainability Science program will be hosting a special topics seminar series this semester. The series will feature speakers from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, each focusing on a cutting-edge research topic in their particular area of expertise, all centered around the challenges of global climate change.
Using automated bioacoustics approaches to assess how wildlife are responding to rapid changes in Arctic landscapes
About the speaker: Natalie Boelman is a Associate Research Professor at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. Her research focuses on the effects of climate change on plants and animals in Arctic and boreal ecosystems, and in turn how these organisms may be influencing climate-induced change. More recently, Boelman has also begun to consider how development of the oil and gas industry is affecting wildlife in the Arctic. Her lab group develops and uses a range of research approaches, including field and space-based observations of plants and animals, bioacoustic recordings, modeling techniques, and artificial intelligence. To date, Boelman’s work has been funded by multiple grants awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, and NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program.