Dr. Laura Kloepper is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Acoustics Research and Education where she leads the Ecological Acoustics and Behavior Lab. Her research focuses on how animals use acoustics to sense and navigate their world and how we can use acoustics to monitor animal populations. Specifically, using bats as her primary model organism, she investigates the link between acoustics and locomotion in actively sensing animals, the behavior of animals in groups, and passive acoustic approaches to estimate animal populations. Dr. Kloepper has received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Kloepper currently serves as the Chair of the Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee for the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and is the former chair of ASA's Public Relations Committee. She believes in engaging directly with the public about research and the role of science in policy. As a former high school biology teacher, Dr. Kloepper also promotes the connection of students with scientists and encourages hands-on research at all academic levels.