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Abigail Searfoss

Chemical and Physical Biology PhD Candidate, Nicole Creanza lab

Research Area

My research focuses on geographic and temporal variation in birdsong. I developed software to semi-automate birdsong segmentation and subsequent analysis of song features, enabling large-scale, multi-species analysis of recorded birdsong across decades using citizen science song recordings. I am now using the software to study the migratory and sedentary subpopulations of chipping sparrows in North America as well as the long-term effects of urbanization on birdsong characteristics across multiple species.

Faculty Mentors

Nicole Crenza, PhD


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship

Undergraduate Institution

Marquette University, Bachelor’s Degree, Physics, BS 2013.