Michelle Fournet, PhD
Dr. Fournet is an acoustic ecologist who specializes in the animal communication and the impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine animals. More broadly, she seeks to use acoustics as a marine conservation tool. To this end, her work includes documenting the impact of anthropogenic noise on arctic and sub-arctic marine mammals, using sonic fishes as indicators of sub-tropical estuary restoration, and using sound as a means of connecting students with the natural world. She completed a MS in Marine Resource Management and PhD in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University and spent four years as a postdoctoral research scientist at Cornell University’s K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics. In addition to being the director of Sound Science, she is also the Associate Director for Education for the Center for Acoustics Research and Engagement at the University of New Hampshire. See her personal website here.