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Allison Injaian

I use a multilevel approach to investigate the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on free-living birds. For my dissertation, I experimentally test the behavioral, physiological and molecular, and population-level responses to traffic noise in tree swallows. Currently, I am investigating the effects of artificial light at night on stress and immune responses in tree swallows. I am also using passive acoustic monitoring to assess the effects of aircraft overflights on avian vocalization behavior and habitat use, across species and time. I believe this integrative research is important in order to understand the full range of effects of anthropogenic disturbance.

Traffic Noise Negatively Affects Developing Birds

A recent study found that for an overwhelming majority of U.S. Counties (> 90%), transportation noise is audible in at least 50% of the land area. This surprisingly large blanket of noise affects urban, rural, and otherwise undisturbed habitats, as sound […]