Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Carrie Bell

Research Interests

Since 2013, Dr. Carrie Wall has lead the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (then NOAA National Geophysical Data Center located in Boulder, CO) fisheries acoustic archives. These archives encompass water-column sonar data, established in 2014, and passive acoustic data, established in 2017. Carrie and her data management team have established standards-based best practices to describe, submit, ingest, query, and access large volumes of geophysical data enabling the archives to grow rapidly to over 200 TB, mainly from NOAA sources.

Carrie received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida where her research focused on recreationally caught king mackerel and their relationship to oceanographic features, and passive acoustic monitoring of fish on the West Florida Shelf. Following graduate school, she conducted research on deep-sea fish sound production at the University of Victoria and taught undergraduate students at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada.

Current Research

  • Development of a new data portal for the NOAA-Navy Sanctuary Soundscape Monitoring Project
  • Exploration of baleen whale sound production off the U.S. west coast using archived NOAA-National Park Service Ocean Noise Reference Station Network
  • Application of artificial intelligence to extract patterns from archived water-column sonar data
  • Development of a new interactive cloud-based visualization portal to explore archived multiple-frequency echosounder data 

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  • Pearson EJ; Oestreich WK; Ryan JP; Haver SM; Gedamke J; Dziak RP; Wall CC. (Feb 2023). Widespread passive acoustic monitoring reveals spatio-temporal patterns of blue and fin whale song vocalizations in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. , 4. 10.3389/frsen.2023.994518
  • McKenna MF; Baumann-Pickering S; Kok ACM; Oestreich WK; Adams JD; Barkowski J; Fristrup KM; Goldbogen JA; Joseph J; Kim EB. (Sep 2021). Advancing the Interpretation of Shallow Water Marine Soundscapes. Frontiers in Marine Science , 8. 10.3389/fmars.2021.719258
  • Wall CC; Haver SM; Hatch LT; Miksis-Olds J; Bochenek R; Dziak RP; Gedamke J. (Jul 2021). The Next Wave of Passive Acoustic Data Management: How Centralized Access Can Enhance Science. Frontiers in Marine Science , 8. 10.3389/fmars.2021.703682
  • Allen AN; Harvey M; Harrell L; Jansen A; Merkens KP; Wall CC; Cattiau J; Oleson EM. (Mar 2021). A Convolutional Neural Network for Automated Detection of Humpback Whale Song in a Diverse, Long-Term Passive Acoustic Dataset. Frontiers in Marine Science , 08. 10.3389/fmars.2021.607321
  • Gadeken KR; Joseph MB; McGlinchy J; Karnauskas KB; Wall CC. (Jan 2021). Predicting subsurface sonar observations with satellite-derived ocean surface data in the California Current Ecosystem. PLoS One , 16(8). 10.1371/journal.pone.0248297
  • Grasty, SE; Wall, CC; Gray, JW; Brizzolara, J; Murawski, S. (May 2019). Temporal Persistence of Red Grouper Holes and Analysis of Associated Fish Assemblages from Towed Camera Data in the Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Area. TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY , 148(3). 10.1002/tafs.10154
  • Wall, CC, DA Mann, C Lembke, C Taylor, RY He and T Kellison. (Jan 2017). Mapping the Soundscape Off the Southeastern USA by Using Passive Acoustic Glider Technology. MARINE AND COASTAL FISHERIES , 9(1). 10.1080/19425120.2016.1255685
  • Wall, CC, JM Jech and SJ McLean. (Sep 2016). Increasing the accessibility of acoustic data through global access and imagery. ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE , 73(8). 10.1093/icesjms/fsw014
  • Carrie C Wall. (Aug 2016). Building an accessible archive for water column sonar data. , 97. 10.1029/2016eo057595
  • Bell, CCW, RA Rountree and F Juanes. (Jan 2016). Mapping the Acoustic Soundscape off Vancouver Island Using the NEPTUNE Canada Ocean Observatory. EFFECTS OF NOISE ON AQUATIC LIFE II , 875. 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_151
  • Wall, CC, C Lembke, CM Hu and DA Mann. (Dec 2014). Fish Sound Production in the Presence of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. PLOS ONE , 9(12). 10.1371/journal.pone.0114893
  • Wall CC; Simard P; Lindemuth M; Lembke C; Naar DF; Hu C; Barnes BB; Muller-Karger FE; Mann DA. (Nov 2014). Temporal and spatial mapping of red grouper Epinephelus morio sound production. Journal of Fish Biology , 85(5), 1470-1488. 10.1111/jfb.12500
  • Wall, CC, RA Rountree, C Pomerleau and F Juanes. (Jan 2014). An exploration for deep-sea fish sounds off Vancouver Island from the NEPTUNE Canada ocean observing system. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS , 83. 10.1016/j.dsr.2013.09.004
  • Wall CC; Simard P; Lembke C; Mann DA. (Jan 2013). Large-scale passive acoustic monitoring of fish sound production on the West Florida Shelf. Marine Ecology: Progress Series , 484, 173-188. 10.3354/meps10268
  • Wall CC; Lembke C; Mann DA. (Jan 2012). Shelf-scale mapping of sound production by fishes in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, using autonomous glider technology. Marine Ecology: Progress Series , 449, 55-64. 10.3354/meps09549
  • Dudzinski KM; Brown SJ; Lammers M; Lucke K; Mann DA; Simard P; Wall CC; Rasmussen MH; Magnusdottir EE; Tougaard J. (Jan 2011). Trouble-shooting deployment and recovery options for various stationary passive acoustic monitoring devices in both shallow- and deep-water applications. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , 129(1), 436-448. 10.1121/1.3519397
  • Wall CC; Muller-Karger FE; Roffer MA. (Jan 2009). Linkages between environmental conditions and recreational king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) catch off west-central Florida. Fisheries Oceanography , 18(3), 185-199. 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2009.00507.x
  • Wall CC; Muller-Karger FE; Roffer MA; Hu C; Yao W; Luther ME. (Jun 2008). Satellite remote sensing of surface oceanic fronts in coastal waters off west-central Florida. Remote Sensing of Environment: an interdisciplinary journal , 112(6), 2963-2976. 10.1016/j.rse.2008.02.007