Katy Payne at PopTech 2009

  • Katy Payne
  • Researcher, Bioacoustics Research Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University

Elephant Songs: Animal communication researcher Katy Payne has been studying the sounds of African elephants and humpback whales for decades. Her research has led her to fascinating conclusions on how acoustic phenomena shape relationships and communities. In1999, Payne founded the Elephant Listening Project to monitor elephants’ movements.