Karen Bakker

Portrait of scientist and author Karen Bakker

University of British Columbia

Karen Bakker was a Professor at the University of British Columbia and Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Bakker, who passed away in 2023, led the Smart Earth Project and wrote the widely celebrated book The Sounds of Life.


Canadian researcher Karen Bakker presents insights into the sounds of nature at DLD23 in Munich

The Sound of Life

The world of animals and nature is much richer than our ears tell us, as this captivating DLD session with Karen Bakker (University of British Columbia) and Michael John Gorman (Biotopia) will show you. Karen Bakker is on a mission to decode the sounds of animals and plants with the help of technology. Sounds that…
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Karen Bakker, author, researcher of digital innovation and environmental governance at the University of British Columbia

Decoding the Hidden Sounds of Nature

Author and researcher Karen Bakker explores how technology helps us understand the way animals and plants communicate – and why that’s vital to human life on Earth as well.
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Stage at DLD Munich 2023, Europe’s leading innovation conference, at Serviceplan’s House of Communication

DLD Munich 2023

Highlights of DLD Munich 2023: Find videos, images and speakers of Europe’s leading innovation conference in one place…
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