kohlbera [at] oregonstate.edu
My research focuses on bioacoustics as a non-invasive tool for modeling ecosystem dynamics and putting forth best practices for biodiversity conservation. I have worked on various bioacoustics projects with different taxa, from analyzing African forest elephant communication to building machine-learning models for identifying bees! At OSU, I will use passive acoustic monitoring and remote sensing data (e.g., LiDAR) to study vertebrates in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.
I grew up outside Boston, MA, and received my bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst. When I am not in the field or the lab, you can usually find me biking, hiking, reading, doing a crossword puzzle, or enjoying time with friends.