Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 5, 2021

New research shows noise pollution is hampering communication of a number of different species

Queen’s University Belfast reports

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.

The meta-analysis study found animals exposed to human-made noise had to adjust their acoustic signals when competing for mate attraction, to repel rivals and parent-offspring communication, all of which have a crucial role in their survival. 

The study is the first to look at a variety of different species and their response to noise and has been published today (Wednesday 2 December) in Global Change Biology. 

Read more at QUB Homepage – Featured RESEARCH Articles | New research shows noise pollution is hampering communication of a number of dif | News | Queen’s University Belfast


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