Anthropogenic noise pollution and wildlife diseases

Boris W. Berkhout*, Alexandre Budria, David W. Thieltges, Hans Slabbekoorn

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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There is a global rise in anthropogenic noise and a growing awareness of its negative effects on wildlife, but to date the consequences for wildlife diseases have received little attention. In this paper, we discuss how anthropogenic noise can affect the occurrence and severity of infectious wildlife diseases. We argue that there is potential for noise impacts at three main stages of pathogen transmission and disease development: (i) the probability of preinfection exposure, (ii) infection upon exposure, and (iii) severity of postinfection consequences. We identify potential repercussions of noise pollution effects for wildlife populations and call for intensifying research efforts. We provide an overview of knowledge gaps and outline avenues for future studies into noise impacts on wildlife diseases.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)181-190
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftTrends in parasitology
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - mrt.-2023

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