Meet Dr. Rachel Buxton, a conservation biologist studying the effect of noise pollution on wildlife and the importance of natural sounds!

Rachel Buxton is a conservation biologist at Colorado State University. She did her MSc. in Canada (where she is originally from) studying seabirds in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Having fallen in love with remote oceanic islands, Rachel then got her Ph.D. studying island restoration in New Zealand. Her postdoctoral research at CSU involved the ecology of sound – how we can use natural sounds, like bird song, to study biodiversity; and how human sounds affect wildlife. Having done fieldwork from Antarctica to Africa, Rachel is passionate about conserving the natural world.