Abe Borker, Ph.D Student
I’m widely interested in the conservation of biological diversity and ecosystems. In particular, much of my research has focused on using bioacoustics and soundscape ecology to learn about ecosystem states and wildlife populations. A fair amount of my work has focused on seabirds, a highly threatened and ecologically important group of birds that “make their living” on the ocean. I also go gaga over their amazing life histories, physiological feats and conservation, and this even occasionally extends to some other large marine predators
My strong interest in monitoring stems from a desire to empower conservation practitioners to accurately measure outcomes, and therefore find the best solutions. I probably get a little more excited about mundane detection probabilities and power analysis than most. Evidence-based conservation can only progress if we have the scalable and powerful tools to gather evidence on conservation outcomes. It’s this direction, our diverse portfolio of powerful conservation actions, and passionate conservationists worldwide that gives me hope in the face of global environmental crisis.