Marcelo Araya-Salas

I am postdoctoral associate at the Lab of Ornithology Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University. I am broadly interested in the evolution of behavior from a evolutionary and cultural perspective, as well as the interplay between these two. I worked on hummingbird signaling behavior during my PhD, and also explored the evolution of learned vocal signals in other groups using comparative analyses. I plan to expand these research avenues during my time at the Lab of O.

I have also been involved in the development of computational tools for the analysis of animal vocalizations on the R platform. Grace Smith-Vidaurre and I have made available the R package warbleR that provides tools to streamline acoustic analysis of animal sounds. Check my website for more info about my work.