Allison Injaian, ’18 Ph.D. in Animal Behavior: Studying Impacts of Noise Pollution on Tree Swallows

Allison Injaian
Ph.D. graduate Allison Injaian studies the effects of noise pollution on tree swallows. Courtesy photo

In the Patricelli Lab, Injaian focused her research on the impacts of traffic noise on the tree swallow, a small songbird found throughout North America that nests near rivers and creeks and eats aquatic insects.  

To test the effects of traffic noise, Injaian identified a population of tree swallows cutoff from the roar of the road. Using speakers and amplifiers, she conducted an experiment which exposed some birds to traffic noise but kept other birds away from the noise.

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