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The effects of light and noise from urban development on biodiversity: Implications for protected areas in Australia

Newport, Jenny; Shorthouse, David; Manning, Adrian

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Global population growth and associated urban development are having profound effects on biodiversity. Two major outcomes of expanding development that affect wildlife are light and noise pollution. In this paper, we review literature reporting the effects of light and noise on biodiversity, and assess implications for conservation planning in Australia. Our results clearly indicate that light and noise pollution have the potential to affect the physiology, behaviour and reproduction of a range...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67059
Source: Ecological Management and Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/emr.12120

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