Dr. Kerri D. Seger

Senior Scientist (Marine Biology)

Dr. Kerri D. Seger began working in bioacoustics as an undergraduate at The Ohio State University with a combined major of music education, zoology, and ecology. Her research there documented frequency shifts in northern cardinals and American robins across four levels of disturbed habitats in central Ohio.

After two years of teaching music in the US and Haiti, she began her biological oceanography PhD program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. Dr. Seger's dissertation focused on soundscape parameterization in grey and humpback whale habitats from Alaska to Mexico, density estimation of humpback whales using the sound pressure levels of their songs, and she established a global working group for documenting the social sound repertoires of humpback whales. She continued to a post-doc at the University of New Hampshire using ecological modeling to investigate the acoustic presence of odontocete species along the Arctic Corridor and empirical mode decomposition techniques to develop a new detection and classification set of algorithms.

Before joining AOS, Kerri established a passive acoustic monitoring station on the Pacific coast of Colombia and taught at the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Seger brings biology and ecology applications and context to AOS's physical oceanography and underwater acoustics expertise.

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