Anthropogenic noise alters bat activity levels and echolocation calls

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Jessie P. Bunkley ; Christopher J.W. McClure ; Nathan J. Kleist ; Clinton D. Francis ; Jesse R. Barber (2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Global Ecology and Conservation, volume 3, pages 62-71 (issn: 2351-9894)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2014.11.002
  • Subject: Bats | Activity level | Gas compressor station | Ecology | Echolocation | QH540-549.5 | Anthropogenic noise

Negative impacts from anthropogenic noise are well documented for many wildlife taxa. Investigations of the effects of noise on bats however, have not been conducted outside of the laboratory. Bats that hunt arthropods rely on auditory information to forage. Part of thi... View more
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