Timothy Rowell is an acoustician and focuses his research on marine soundscapes, with particular interests in fish sound production during reproductive periods. He received a M.S. from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, and a PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. His graduate work focused on the identification of new fish sounds and their utility for monitoring spawning activity and fish abundance. He has 13 years of experience in using passive acoustics to study fish and soundscape ecology and 28 scientific publications. His research interests align with the expansion of passive acoustic methods and technologies to more efficiently monitor and assess fish populations and behaviors. His research has documented the importance and immensity of fish sound production in marine environments, while noting that many recorded sounds have yet to be attributed to a species. Therefore, the matching of sounds with specific species remains a hot topic of his research.