Tango to traffic : a field study into consequences of noisy urban conditions for acoustic courtship interactions in birds

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Tango to traffic : a field study into consequences of noisy urban conditions for acoustic courtship interactions in birds

Title: Tango to traffic : a field study into consequences of noisy urban conditions for acoustic courtship interactions in birds
Author: Halfwerk, Wouter
Publisher: Department of Behavioural Biology, Institute of Biology Leiden, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2012-03-01
Keywords: Anthropogenic noise
Acoustic communication
Bird song
Great tit
Parus Major
Signal evolution
Sensory pollution
Sexual selection
Abstract: The acoustic courtship display of a male and a female great tit show all the characteristics of a passionate dance. This thesis examines the impact of anthropogenic noise on the acoustic communication between males and females and the relationship with reproduction.
Description: Promotor: C.J. ten Cate, Co-Promotor: H.W. Slabbekoorn
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Halfwerk, W., 2012, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18535
 

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