Potential uses of anthropogenic noise as a source of information in animal sensory and communication systems

Stansbury, Amanda L., Deecke, Volker B., Götz, Thomas and Janik, Vincent M. (2015) Potential uses of anthropogenic noise as a source of information in animal sensory and communication systems. In: Popper, Arthur N. and Hawkins, Anthony D., (eds.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 875 . Springer, New York, pp. 1105-1111.

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Abstract

Although current research on the impact of anthropogenic noise has focused on the detrimental effects, there is a range of ways by which animals could benefit from increased noise levels. Here we discuss two potential uses of anthropogenic noise. First, local variations in the ambient-noise field could be used to perceive objects and navigate within an environment. Second, introduced sound cues could be used as a signal for prey detection or orientation and navigation. Although the disadvantages of noise pollution will likely outweigh any positive effects, it is important to acknowledge that such changes may benefit some species.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781493929801
Departments: Centre for Wildlife Conservation
Additional Information: Paper in published conference proceedings. Series print ISSN 0065-2598.
Depositing User: Volker B. Deecke
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 10:40
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 15:06
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1939

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