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The Role of Anthropogenic Noise on Song Behavior: Implications for Individual Fitness in Territorial Songbirds

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dc.contributor.advisor Luther, David A
dc.contributor.author Gentry, Katherine
dc.creator Gentry, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-22T01:19:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-22T01:19:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11243
dc.description.abstract Acoustic communication involves the transmission and reception of signals that carry important messages, such as territory ownership, mate attraction, and predation risk. However, background noise can interfere with acoustic communication and disrupt interspecific and intraspecific interactions, especially in urban landscapes where background noise is elevated by anthropogenic activity. A wide variety of animal taxa alter their behavior in the presence of relatively high levels of anthropogenic noise. It is important to understand how behavior changes in relation to anthropogenic noise because behavioral modification can have larger implications for fitness, reproductive success, population viability, and ultimately ecosystem integrity.
dc.format.extent 129 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2017 Katherine Gentry
dc.subject Behavioral sciences en_US
dc.subject Conservation biology en_US
dc.title The Role of Anthropogenic Noise on Song Behavior: Implications for Individual Fitness in Territorial Songbirds
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Environmental Science and Public Policy
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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