Julia Paterno | Research interests
- Conservation biology
- Wildlife biology
Effects of anthropogenic noise on mountain woodland songbirds. Road traffic is the most important source of anthropogenic noise, and vocal communication of songbirds is disturbed particularly near roads and in urban areas. Urban habitats are relatively well studied; however, investigations in near-natural areas have been rarely done so far.
Previous studies showed that some songbirds can develop different strategies to avoid masking effects, while other species avoid noisy areas. The responses in occurrence and vocal behaviour of mountain woodland songbirds to different types of anthropogenic noise are the focus of my dissertation.
My project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Valentin Amrhein and Dr. phil. Pia Anderwald and funded by the Zigerli Hegi Foundation, the Swiss National Park, the Swiss Ornithological Institute and the Nukahiva Foundation.
|PhD student, Swiss National Park and University of Basel|
|MSc in conservation biology and biodiversity management, University of Vienna, Austria|
|BSc in biology, focus zoology, University of Vienna, Austria|