Colorado State University Listening Lab
Undergraduate Honors Theses
- The effects of human visitation on the behavior and relative abundance of Brandt's cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) on Alcatraz Island -- Reina Galvan
- Acoustic analysis of the Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) -- Sean Williams
- Changes in bioacoustic activity related to wind turbine operation -- Sam Bietsch
- A comparative analysis of soundscapes: Peru vs. the United States -- Sara Brandenburg
- Quantifying fine scale foraging behavior using acoustic monitoring of mule deer -- Alex Avrin
- Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) altered alarm call function in presence of pups -- Grete Wilson-Henjum
- Evaluation of wildlife acoustic detection methods using camera traps -- Tyler Asnicar
- Identification and Evaluation of ‘Soundmarks’ in National Parks -- Benjamin Buescher
- Automating Species Recognition in Acoustic Recordings Using the Template Detector Method -- Louisa Markow
Listening Lab Director
Current Listening Lab Members
I am a second year from Golden, Colorado majoring in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology with a concentration in Conservation Biology. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and as I got older I started noticing how people affect the environment. I am inspired by people like Jane Goodall and organizations like Greenpeace to put my efforts and time into saving the Earth and the animals that live here with us. I am excited to be working in the Listening Lab, learning new ways to educate people on conservation efforts, and to learn how many different conservation careers there are in my field.
I am a third year biology major from Summit County Colorado. Growing up in the mountains allowed me to develop a keen interest in the natural world, which only increased as I traveled to and camped in national parks across the western United States. I hope to focus on ecology in my future career and am specifically interested in the wide-scale ecological impacts of not only humans, but also species-species interactions. Working with the listening lab is a fantastic opportunity for me view these interactions in a real-world scenario. In my free time you will often find me reading a fantasy book or hiking.
I am a senior mathematics major with a minor in statistics. I grew up in Windsor, Colorado. Over the years I have gained an interest in environmental work, but I was not sure where to start. I ended up studying mathematics and planned to use my skills to help in emerging technical fields in environmental sciences. Understanding and quantifying the human impact on the environment is what got me interested in the listening lab. I am very excited for this opportunity to learn more about the environment, and how mathematics can fit into conservation efforts.
I am a second year student from Olathe, Kansas majoring in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biolgy with a concentration in Wildlife Biology, as well as minoring in Statistics and Zoology. The part of Kansas I grew up in was not very exciting in terms of flora and fauna; however, I have always known that I would grow up to work with animals. I first thought I would be a vet, but have since developed a passion for wildlife and protecting natural habitats. My career goals are to work as a wildlife rehabilitationist or doing species case studies and assisting with habitat management and conservation. I am excited to start my journey of working with wildlife in the Listening Lab and acquiring valuable skills and knowledge that will benefit me later in life.
I’m a third-year double major in Zoology and Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from West Chicago, Illinois. I have always had a great appreciation for the natural world and feel a calling to not only conserve it but generate an increased public perception of wildlife. I’m interested in everything from species-specific research, human-wildlife interactions, and science communications. I hope to gain research experience and expand my analytical capabilities with my position in the Listening Lab, and plan on using these skills in a conservation-based position after my degree, with eventual hopes in more post-secondary education.
I am a senior from Chicago, IL studying Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a concentration in wildlife. Growing up in the suburbs didn’t provide much opportunity for outdoor exploration but thanks to my father's passion for the outdoors I found out from a young age that natural sciences were my passion. The human influence on ecological systems is a growing interest of mine ever since which is what lead me to the listening lab. I hope to eventually end up conducting my own research looking at the effects human recreation has on ecosystems in federally protected land.
I'm a junior from Boulder County, CO studying Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a minor in GIS. I've always been connected to the outdoors and spent much of my childhood hiking, camping, and skiing. This background allowed me to develop an interest in the natural sciences from a young age, and that passion has led me to pursue a career in wildlife science. I am particularly interested in wildlife ecology and looking at the impacts humans have on wildlife, both on wide and fine scales. I am excited to work in the Listening Lab to expand my skill set in this field and to help quantify anthropogenic disturbance in National Parks.
I'm a second year Wildlife Biology Major from Burlington, Vermont. When I graduate from college, I can't picture myself doing anything other than working in the outdoors to protect the world's biodiversity. I've always been fascinated by nature and consider wildlife to be the best thing our world has to offer, and I enjoy experiencing it though cycling, cross country skiing, and most of all, photography. I'm excited to be a part of the Listening Lab and contribute to the protection of wildlife in our national parks, as well as gain valuable skills for the future. I hope to work in conservation and help people and wildlife live harmoniously alongside each other.
Previous Listening Lab Members