Dr. Christopher W. Clark is the Imogene P. Johnson Director of the Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) at the Cornell Lab and Senior Scientist in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Cornell University. His research interests concentrate on animal acoustic communication with a particular focus on the development and application
of advanced acoustic methods for scientific conservation of marine mammals. He leads BRP in the design, development and application of computer-based systems for quantitative analysis of animal vocalizations, and acoustic techniques to detect, locate, track and census free-ranging animals. Scientists and engineers in BRP conduct a multitude of basic scientific and applied research around the globe on a diversity of species. These efforts are directed at understanding the hows and whys of animal acoustic communication, often with a special focus on determining the impacts of human sound-generating activities on individuals and populations. These efforts have lead to the synthesis of acoustic ecology and acoustic habitat concepts.