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Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise

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dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor University Of Bristol
dc.contributor Univ Exeter
dc.contributor Marine Scotland Sci
dc.contributor Coll Life & Environm Sci
dc.contributor Biosci
dc.contributor Univ Bristol
dc.contributor University Of Exeter
dc.contributor.author RADFORD, ANDREW N.
dc.contributor.author HARDING, HARRY R.
dc.contributor.author GORDON, TIMOTHY A. C.
dc.contributor.author EASTCOTT, EMMA
dc.contributor.author SIMPSON, STEPHEN D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-22T18:45:43Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-22T18:45:43Z
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-16T06:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-22T18:45:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-22T18:45:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-16T06:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Harding HR, Gordon TAC, Eastcott E, Simpson SD, Radford AN (2019) Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise. Behavioral Ecology 30(6): 1501-1511
dc.identifier.issn 1045-2249
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/15617
dc.description.abstract Anthropogenic noise is a recognized global pollutant, affecting a wide range of nonhuman animals. However, most research considers only whether noise pollution has an impact, ignoring that individuals within a species or population exhibit substantial variation in responses to stress. Here, we first outline how intrinsic characteristics (e.g., body size, condition, sex, and personality) and extrinsic factors (e.g., environmental context, repeated exposure, prior experience, and multiple stressors) can affect responses to environmental stressors. We then present the results of a systematic search of the anthropogenic-noise literature, identifying articles that investigated intraspecific variation in the responses of nonhuman animals to noise. This reveals that fewer than 10% of articles (51 of 589) examining impacts of noise test experimentally for intraspecific variation in responses; of those that do, more than 75% report significant effects. We assess these existing studies to determine the current scope of research and findings to-date, and to provide suggestions for good practice in the design, implementation, and reporting of robust experiments in this field. We close by explaining how understanding intraspecific variation in responses to anthropogenic noise is crucial for improving how we manage captive animals, monitor wild populations, model species responses, and mitigate effects of noise pollution on wildlife. Our aim is to stimulate greater knowledge and more effective management of the harmful consequences of this global pollutant.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-Marine Scotland CASE GW4+ DTP Studentship (NE/L002434/1) to H.R.H, a NERC-Australian Institute of Marine Science CASE GW4+ DTP Studentship (NE/L002434/1) to T.A.C.G and a NERC Research Grant (NE/P001572/1) to S.D.S and A.N.R.
dc.language English
dc.subject Noise Pollution
dc.subject Mitigation
dc.subject Behavioral-responses
dc.subject Climate-change Impacts
dc.subject Cod Gadus-morhua
dc.subject Biological Responses
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
dc.subject Individual-differences
dc.subject Marine Mammals
dc.subject Stress
dc.subject Site Fidelity
dc.subject Environmental Stressors
dc.subject Zoology
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Experiments
dc.subject Pollution
dc.subject Rainbow-trout
dc.subject Biology
dc.subject Behavioral Sciences
dc.subject Community Structure
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Management
dc.title Causes and consequences of intraspecific variation in animal responses to anthropogenic noise
dc.type journal article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/beheco/arz114
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000501728400001


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