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The costs of chronic noise exposure for terrestrial organisms.
Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths
- A. Kawahara, David Plotkin, Jesse W. Breinholt
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 21 October 2019
It is demonstrated that the most recent common ancestor of Lepidoptera is considerably older than previously hypothesized, and it is shown that multiple lineages of moths independently evolved hearing organs well before the origin of bats, rejecting the hypothesis that lepidopteran hearing organs arose in response to these predators.
A Framework for Understanding Noise Impacts on Wildlife: An Urgent Conservation Priority
Anthropogenic noise is an important environmental stressor that is rapidly gaining attention among biologists, resource managers, and policy makers. Here we review a substantial literature detailing…
An experimental investigation into the effects of traffic noise on distributions of birds: avoiding the phantom road
- C. Mcclure, H. Ware, J. Carlisle, G. Kaltenecker, J. Barber
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 December 2013
This is the first study to experimentally apply traffic noise to a roadless area at a landscape scale—thus avoiding the other confounding aspects of roads present in past studies and suggesting that traffic noise is a major driver of effects of roads on populations of animals.
Anthropogenic noise exposure in protected natural areas: estimating the scale of ecological consequences
The extensive literature documenting the ecological effects of roads has repeatedly implicated noise as one of the causal factors. Recent studies of wildlife responses to noise have decisively…
A phantom road experiment reveals traffic noise is an invisible source of habitat degradation
- H. Ware, C. Mcclure, J. Carlisle, J. Barber
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 31 August 2015
It is found that noise, apart from other factors present near roads, degrades the value of habitat for migrating songbirds, and that the presence of a species does not indicate the absence of an impact.
A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound.
Tempo and mode of antibat ultrasound production and sonar jamming in the diverse hawkmoth radiation
This work provides the first evidence that multiple unrelated hawkmoth species produce ultrasound and jam bat echolocation, and predicts that ultrasound production is a widespread antibat strategy in the extraordinary diversity of nocturnal insects.
Tiger moth responses to a simulated bat attack: timing and duty cycle
No relationship exists between the duty cycle of a tiger moth's call (and thus the call's probability of jamming the bat) and its temporal response to bat attack, calling into doubt the assumptions behind the jamming hypothesis.
Acoustic mimicry in a predator–prey interaction
Visualizing bat–moth interactions with high-speed, infrared videography, empirical evidence for acoustic mimicry in the ultrasonic warning sounds that tiger moths produce in response to echolocating bats is provided.