Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Vermont
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Vermont Staff Member


Cathleen Balantic

Cathleen Balantic

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Email: cbalantic@uvm.edu

Education

  • Ph D University of Vermont 2018

Biography

Cathleen completed her master’s at the University of Pennsylvania (’14) and spent her school summers studying songbird distribution across a New Hampshire timberland. She earned her BS in Biology & Society from Cornell University (’09), before moving to Juneau, Alaska to work for a nature-minded nonprofit. Cathleen was a fellow on the UVM Smart Grid IGERT program; her dissertation focused on developing methods for monitoring wildlife in landscapes destined for energy development.

Research Publications Publication Date
Donovan. T. M., C. Balantic, J. Katz, M. Massar, R. Knutson, K. Duh, P. W. Jones, K. Epstein, J. Lacasse-Roger, and J. Dias. 2021. Remote Ecological Monitoring with Smartphones and Tasker. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 12:163–173. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2021
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species. Ecology and Evolution 9(18)10582-10600. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5579 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2019
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Statistical learning mitigation of false positive detections in automated acoustic wildlife monitoring. Bioacoustics 29(3):296-321. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2019.1605309 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website May 2019
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Dynamic wildlife occupancy models using automated acoustic monitoring data. Ecological Applications 29(3):e01854. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2019
Balantic, C., and T. Donovan. 2020. AMMonitor: Remote monitoring of biodiversity in an adaptive framework with R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:869-877. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13397 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2020
Presentations Presentation Date
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species with the R package AMMonitor. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species with the R package AMMonitoR. Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Symposium, University of New Hampshire. March 20, 2018. Durham, NH. March 2018
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Machine learning mitigation of false positives in automated acoustic wildlife monitoring with the R package AMMonitor. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Balantic, C. and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Landscape-scale monitoring using smartphones and the R package AMMonitor. April 14-16, 2019. 75th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Groton, Connecticut. April 2019