Long-term noise pollution affects seedling recruitment, community composition, and negative effects persist after removal

Jennifer Phillips, Sarah Termondt & Clinton Francis
Noise pollution can affect species’ behaviors and distributions and may hold significant consequences for natural communities. While several studies have researched short-term effects of noise, no long-term research has examined whether observed patterns persist or if community recovery can occur. We utilized a long-term study system in New Mexico to examine the effects of continuous natural gas well noise exposure on seedling recruitment of foundational tree species (Pinus edulis, Juniperus osteosperma) and vegetation diversity. First,...

Registration Year

  • 2021

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  • Dataset


  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Texas A&M University – San Antonio