Marcelo Araya-Salas

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 behavior during my PhD, and also explored the evolution of learned vocal signals in other groups using comparative analyses during my time at the Lab of O. I am currently working on social communication in communal roosting bats as postdoc at Universidad de Costa Rica.

I also made computational tools for the analysis of animal vocalizations on R. Grace Smith-Vidaurre and I created the R package warbleR, which provides tools to streamline high-throughput acoustic analysis of animal sounds. I also mantain the R package Rraven, baRulho, NatureSounds and dynaSpec. Check my website for more info about my work.