Tuesday, March 07, 2017
New paper out: Ability to alter song in two grassland songbirds exposed to simulated anthropogenic noise is not related to pre-existing variability
Exciting news! The first paper from my experimental work as a post-doc at the University of Manitoba has been published in Bioacoustics. We compared how Baird's and Savannah sparrows alter their songs in the presence of simulated oil well drilling noise, and found that they both altered their songs in response to noise. This was in spite of the fact that Savannah Sparrow has much more species-level variation in song relative to Baird's Sparrow. Read all about it!