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Beyond a simple effect: Variable and changing responses to anthropogenic noise

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
EditorsArthur N Popper, Anthony Hawkins
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer, New York, NY
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781493929818
ISBN (Print)9781493929801
DatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


A growing number of experimental studies have demonstrated that exposure to anthropogenic noise can affect the behavior and physiology of a variety of aquatic organisms. However, work in other fields suggests that responses are likely to differ between species, individuals, and situations and across time. We suggest that issues such as interspecific and intrapopulation variation, context dependency, repeated exposure and prior experience, and recovery and compensation need to be considered if we are to gain a full understanding of the impacts of this global pollutant.

    Research areas

  • Condition dependency, Context dependency, Interspecific variation, Recovery, Repeated exposure

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