A systematic literature assessment on the effects of human-altered soundscapes on marine life

  • Harry R Harding (Creator)
  • Timothy A C Gordon (Creator)
  • Michelle N Havlik (Creator)
  • Milica Predragovic (Creator)
  • Reny P Devassy (Creator)
  • Andrew N Radford (Creator)
  • Steve Simpson (Creator)
  • Carlos M Duarte (Creator)



A dataset containing the results of a systematic assessment of the literature on the effects of human-altered soundscapes on marine life. This identified 538 peer-reviewed papers that consider how changes in anthrophony, geophony, and biophony affect marine fauna. Papers on the effects of anthrophony are categorised by species, taxonomic group, effect category, statistical outcome, and whether mitigation strategies were tested. Papers considering changes in bio- or geo-phony contain details on the ecosystem where responses were measured, the effect shown, and the statistical outcome.
Date made available25 Jan 2021

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