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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marine acoustics with Kelly Benoit-Bird

For the longest time the only thing I really knew about Kelly Benoit-Bird was that she was a recipient of the 2010 MacArthur Genius Award, which happens to be one of the most prestigious awards available. I then saw her keynote presentation at the Ocean Sciences Meeting last year and I secretly sent my approval to the MacArthur Foundation for their incredible choice. Kelly uses marine acoustics in novel ways to learn more about ecosystems in the open ocean. More recently I have had the opportunity to work very closely with one of Kelly's former PhD students, my good friend Amanda Kaltenberg. As a result I have learnt that not only is Kelly a genius but she also happens to be a great person, mentor and friend. 

Watch this short Pop!Tech talk to learn more about the work Kelly does!


  1. Thanks for such a nice post, Asha. I've heard your name in so many places, I'm looking forward to meeting you.


  2. Wow Kelly! What an honour. Thanks for dropping by ! I look forward to meeting you too :)