Allison S. Injaian, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Allison S. Injaian

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.

Year Hired: 2018

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd, Ithaca NY 14850

Phone: +1.607.254.1101



Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2018

M.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 2013

B.S., Biology, Ursinus College, 2010

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