Allison S. Injaian, Ph.D.
I am a postdoc with the BRP, investigating the impacts of anthropogenic noise on avian distribution and abundance. I began researching human impacts on wildlife during my Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis. There, I used traffic noise playbacks to conduct integrative, experimental studies if noise impacts on tree swallows. I found that traffic noise exposure had wide-ranging impacts, including altered habitat use, decreased reproductive success, decreased nestling growth, altered stress physiology and increased telomere attrition. At the BRP, I am continuing to investigate anthropogenic noise impacts. Specifically, I am using acoustic monitoring data from automated recorded units (ARUs) to better understand impacts of aircraft overflights and roadway noise on avian vocalizations, as well as avian distribution and abundance.