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Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior

Laela Sayigh

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Laela Sayigh
Laela Sayigh
Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior
Cognitive Science
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Laela Sayigh
Adele Simmons Hall 131
413.559.4600
Laela Sayigh, visiting assistant professor of animal behavior, received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT/WHOI) Joint Program, and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research focuses on social behavior and communication of cetaceans (whales and dolphins). Her current projects focus on a wide range of species, including blue whales, fin whales, pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins, and are both applied (e.g., looking at effects of anthropogenic noise on communication) and basic (e.g., looking at call structure and function). Given the challenges of studying species that spend most of their lives underwater, she is involved in research that utilizes new technologies, such as non-invasive tags, to study cetacean communication systems.

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