July 12, 2012

Noise turns sparrow females into bad mothers

Our sparrow paper on how the generator noise on Lundy interferes with sparrow breeding activities is published (open access)! It's about how anthropogenic noise affects fitness, and possible mechanisms. 

I won't even try to summarise it as others have done a much better job than I would ever be able to do:

Alex Riley wrote a very nice piece post about our work - his blog is really interesting and well written! Also, we are very honoured that Ed Yong covered our work at his blog over at Discover Magazine. His post about our sparrows is, as usual, top quality science journalism and definitely worth a read! 

Here is the Sheffield University press release. The Guardian wrote a small article, as did the BBC in their nature section.

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