My research program lies at the intersection of animal behavior, conservation science, and machine learning. I am particularly interested in the use of bioacoustics techniques to improve monitoring efforts of vocal vertebrates and their habitats in Southeast Asia. I am passionate about open science and love using R.
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PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology, 2017
University of California, Davis
MSc in Biology, 2009
Portland State University
BSc in Biology, 2006
University of Puget Sound
Clink, D. J., Lau, A.R. *, Kanthaswamy, S., Johnson, L.M. & K.L. Bales. (2021). Limited evidence for kin signatures in the duet contributions of a South American primate. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 35: 51-63. Download here
Clink, D. J., Zafar, M. *, Ahmad, A.H. & Lau, A.R. * (2021). Limited evidence for individual signatures or site-level patterns of variation in male Northern gray gibbon (Hylobates funereus) duet codas. International Journal of Primatology. 42: 896-914. Download here
Clink, D. J., Groves, T.*, Ahmad, A.H. & H. Klinck. (2021). Not by the light of the moon: investigating circadian rhythms and ecological predictors of calling in Bornean great argus. PLOS ONE. 16: e0246564. Download here.
Clink, D. J. & H. Klinck. (2021). Unsupervised acoustic classification of individual gibbon females and the implications for passive acoustic monitoring. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 12: 328-341. Download here.
Clink, D. J. & A.R. Lau *. (2020). Adherence to Menzerath’s Law is the exception (not the rule) in three duetting primate species. Royal Society of Open Science. 7: 201557. Download here.
Sethi, S.S, Jones, N.S., Fulcher, B.D., Picinali, L., Bernard, H., Clink, D. J., Klinck, H., Orme, C.D.L., Wrege, P., & R. Ewers. (2020). Characterizing soundscapes across diverse ecosystems using a universal acoustic feature set. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117: 17049-17055. Download here.
Lau, A.R. *, Clink, D. J. & K. L. Bales. (2020). Individuality in the vocalizations of adult and infant coppery titi monkeys (Plecturocebus cupreus). American Journal of Primatology. e23134. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Ahmad, A.H. & H. Klinck. (2020). Brevity is not a universal in animal communication: evidence for compression depends on the unit of analysis in small ape vocalizations. Royal Society of Open Science. 7: 7200151. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Ahmad, A.H. & H. Klinck. (2020). Gibbons aren’t singing in the rain: presence and amount of rainfall influences ape calling behavior in Sabah, Malaysia. Scientific Reports. 10: 1-13. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Lau, A.R. * & K. L. Bales. (2019). Pulse rate and duration of pulse elements in titi monkey duets reflect caller age and pair-bond length. Behaviour. 1: 1-24. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Tasirin, J.S. & H. Klinck. (2019). Vocal individuality and rhythm in male and female duet contributions of a nonhuman primate. Current Zoology. 0: 1-14. Download here.
Lau, A.R. *, Clink, D.J., Crofoot, M. C., & A.J. Marshall. (2018). Evidence for high variability in temporal features of male Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) codas. International Journal of Primatology. 39: 670-684. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Grote, M.N., Crofoot, M. C., & A.J. Marshall. (2018). Understanding sources of variance and correlation among features of Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) female calls. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 142: 1-11. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Charif, R.A., Crofoot, M. C., & A.J. Marshall. (2018). Evidence for vocal performance constraints in a female non-human primate. Animal Behaviour. 141: 85-94. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Crofoot, M. C., & A.J. Marshall. (2018). Application of a semi-automated vocal fingerprinting approach to monitor Bornean gibbon females in an experimentally fragmented landscape in Sabah, Malaysia. Bioacoustics. 1-17. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Bernard, H., Crofoot, M. C., & A.J. Marshall. (2017). Investigating individual vocal signatures and small-scale patterns of geographic variation in female Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) great calls. International Journal of Primatology. 38: 656-671. Download here.
Clink, D. J., Dillis, C., Feilen, K. L., Beaudrot, L., & A.J. Marshall. (2017). Dietary diversity, feeding selectivity, and responses to fruit scarcity of two sympatric Bornean primates (Hylobates albibarbis and Presbytis rubicunda rubida). PLOS ONE. 12: e0173369. Download here.
Dillis, C., Beaudrot, L., Feilen, K.L., Clink, D. J., Wittmer, H.U. & A.J. Marshall. (2015). Modeling the ecological and phenological predictors of fruit consumption by gibbons (Hylobates albibarbis). Biotropica. 47: 85-93. Download here.
2022- Contributor to ‘Bioacoustics in Indonesia and Malaysia: Conservation in Action’.
2021 - Contributor to ‘Exploring Nature Through Sound and Music:
Tropical Oceans and Islands’.
2020 - Animal Behavior Society Twitter Takeover.
2020- Contributor to Center for Conservation Bioacoustics Blog titled: “CCB in Southeast Asia: Gibbons, bioacoustics, and durian, oh my!”
2019 - Contributor to the Mongabay podcast titled: “How listening to individual gibbons can benefit conservation.”