Wildlife Behavior Responds to Traffic Noise
Anthropogenic noise is a widespread and persistent disturbance of wildlife in areas adjacent to urban areas and near roads. If traffic noise inhibits wildlife from approaching wildlife crossings, they may be less useful to all wildlife, and unusable to certain more sensitive species. We investigated traffic noise impacts on wildlife behavior near crossing structures and found species and temporal variations. If widespread, these could reduce the effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures. Click here to read the published article: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2022.891595/full.