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 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.
Previous Listening Lab Members