Dr Karen Rowe

Research interests

Ecology and conservation using museum collections and acoustics

Research in my lab covers a range of projects and taxonomic groups (primarily birds) and relies heavily on museum collections, field notes, biodiversity surveys, and fieldwork. Current topics include the use of bioacoustics to improve our understanding of species' distributions in the present as well as how they change over time, threatened species monitoring, and emerging infectious diseases

Research projects

  • Acoustic monitoring of vocally-active species
  • The influence of anthropogenic noise on singing activity in birds
  • The use of soundscapes to quantify species richness in biodiversity hotspots
  • Emerging infectious diseases of Indo-Australian birds
  • Understanding historical change in the distribution of Victorian threatened species

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