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Acoustic Noise Induces Attention Shifts and Reduces Foraging Performance in Three-Spined Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
It is suggested that acoustic noise has the potential to influence a whole host of everyday activities through effects on attention, and that even very brief noise exposure can cause functionally significant impacts, emphasising the threat posed by ever-increasing levels of anthropogenic noise in the environment.
Eavesdropping on heterospecific alarm calls: from mechanisms to consequences
- R. D. Magrath, T. Haff, Pamela M. Fallow, A. Radford
- Computer ScienceBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 May 2015
Overall, it is known that eavesdropping on heterospecific alarm calls is an important source of information for many species across the globe, and there are ample opportunities for research on mechanisms, fitness consequences and implications for community function and signalling evolution.
Impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine life : publication patterns, new discoveries, and future directions in research and management
Noise negatively affects foraging and antipredator behaviour in shore crabs
Size-dependent physiological responses of shore crabs to single and repeated playback of ship noise
Investigation of the physiology of a marine invertebrate, the shore crab, is affected by both single and repeated exposure to ship-noise playback to highlight that invertebrates, like vertebrates, may also be susceptible to the detrimental impacts of anthropogenic noise.
Acoustic communication in a noisy world: can fish compete with anthropogenic noise?
5 main ways in which animals can alter their acoustic signaling behavior when there is potential masking due to anthropogenic noise are outlined and evidence of evolutionary adaptation and behavioral plasticity in response to abiotic and biotic noise sources is assessed to consider whether such changes are feasible in fish.
Is variation in brood sex ratios adaptive in the great tit (Parus major)
It is argued that data from several years are needed to confirm whether facultative sex ratio manipulation is a consistent breeding strategy used by birds, as there were no consistent trends across years, and none of the measured variables significantly predicted sex ratio over all years combined.
Anthropogenic noise compromises antipredator behaviour in European eels
It is shown that acoustic disturbance can compromise antipredator behaviour--which directly affects survival likelihood--and explored potential underlying mechanisms, suggesting thatoustic disturbance could have important physiological and behavioural impacts on animals, compromising life-or-death responses.
The importance of invertebrates when considering the impacts of anthropogenic noise
- E. Morley, Gareth Jones, A. Radford
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 February 2014
This work explains why invertebrates are likely to be affected by anthropogenic noise, briefly reviewing their capacity for hearing and providing evidence that they are capable of evolutionary adaptation and behavioural plasticity in response to natural noise sources.
Particle motion: the missing link in underwater acoustic ecology
- S. Nedelec, James A Campbell, A. Radford, S. Simpson, N. Merchant
- Physics, Environmental Science
- 1 July 2016
Sound waves in water have both a pressure and a particle‐motion component, yet few studies of underwater acoustic ecology have measured the particle‐motion component of sound. While mammal hearing is…