Aaron Grade

Aaron Grade in Alaska

PhD Candidate

B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 2010

M.S., Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida, 2015


Advisor: Paige S. Warren

Research Interests

 I am interested in how urbanization and land-use configuration across urban-rural gradients affect songbird ecology, nesting, and behavior. I investigate these systems by synthesizing theory and methods from conservation, behavioral, and landscape ecology, along with citizen science and outreach.


Grade A.M., Sieving K.E. 2016. When the birds go unheard: Highway noise disrupts information transfer between bird species.  Biology Letters 12: 20160113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0113