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Phantom river noise alters orb-weaving spider abundance, web size and prey capture

Abstract:

1. Novel anthropogenic noise has received considerable attention in behavioural ecology, but the natural acoustic environment has largely been ignored as a niche axis.

2. Using arrays of speakers, we experimentally broadcasted whitewater river noise continuously for three summers, and monitored spider abundance and behaviour across 15 sites, to test our hypothesis that river noise is an important structuring force as a niche axis.

3. We find substantial evidence that orb-weav...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1365-2435.13739

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ORCID:
0000-0002-2642-3728
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Sub department:
EQ CONTINUING EDUCATION - EQ CENTRAL
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3084-2973
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
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Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
717-726
Publication date:
2020-12-21
Acceptance date:
2020-11-23
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EISSN:
1365-2435
ISSN:
0269-8463
Language:
English
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1148363
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pubs:1148363
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2020-12-09

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