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About the Editor | Andrew Morrison is an Associate Profes- sor at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL. He completed his B.S. at the University of Northern Iowa in 2000 and his Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University in 2005. Prof. Morrison is Chair of the Acoustical Society of America Musical Acous- tics Technical Committee.
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals
Editors: Hans Slabbekoorn,
Robert Dooling, Arthur N. Popper, and Richard R. Fay
Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Copyright: 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-4939-8572-2
Series ISSN: 0947-2657
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVIII, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables: 39 b/w illustrations, 42 color illustrations
Topics: Neurosciences
• Brings together what is known about effects of sound on vertebrates
• Provides a critical introduction to fundamental principles of hearing andacoustics that are needed by all investigators interested in effects of noise on animal
• Chapters focus on taking what is known about basic hearing principles and applying them to the acoustic world of animals
Over the past several years, many investigators interested in the effects of man-made sounds on animals have come to realize that there is much to gain from studying the broad- er literature on hearing sound and the effects of sound as well as data from the effects on humans. It has also become clear that knowledge of the effects of sound on one group of animals (e.g., birds or frogs) can guide studies on other groups (e.g., marine mammals or fishes) and that a review of all such studies together would be very useful to get a bet- ter understanding of the general principles and underlying cochlear and cognitive mechanisms that explain damage, disturbance, and deterrence across taxa. The purpose of this volume, then, is to provide a comprehensive review of the effects of man-made sounds on animals, with the goal of ful- filling two major needs. First, it was thought to be impor- tant to bring together data on sound and bioacoustics that have implications across all taxa (including humans) so that such information is generally available to the community of scholars interested in the effects of sound. This is done in Chaps. 2-5. Second, in Chaps. 6-10, the volume brings to- gether what is known about the effects of sound on diverse vertebrate taxa so that investigators with interests in specific groups can learn from the data and experimental approach- es from other species. Put another way, having an overview of the similarities and discrepancies among various animal groups and insight into the “how and why” will benefit the overall conceptual understanding, applications in society, and all future research.
About the Editors | Hans Slabbekoorn is an Associate Profes- sor at Leiden University. Robert J. Dooling is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and research Profes- sor in the Department of Biology at the University of Mary- land, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago.
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