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Marcelo Araya-Salas

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral associate
  • Cornell University Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
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Research interests

Acoustic signals and social environment; honest signals in bird songs; evolution of song learning; cultural evolution and speciation processes; sexually-dimorphic traits; lekking behavior in hummingbirds


singing behavior in hummingbirds, cultural evolution and its macroevolutionary consequences, acoustic analysis in R


Co-authors (30)

Recent publications

  • Early development of vocal interaction rules in a duetting songbird

    • Rivera-Cáceres K
    • Quirós-Guerrero E
    • Araya-Salas M
    • et al.
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  • Spatial memory is as important as weapon and body size for territorial ownership in a lekking hummingbird

    • Araya-Salas M
    • Gonzalez-Gomez P
    • Wojczulanis-Jakubas K
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral associate


October 2016 - Present



New Mexico State University

August 2010 - September 2012(2 years)

Licenciatura en Biologia

Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica

July 2007 - June 2010(3 years)

Major in Biology

Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica

March 2000 - May 2006(6 years)