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No evidence for an effect of chronic boat noise on the fitness of reared water fleasuse asterix (*) to get italics
Loïc Prosnier, Emilie Rojas, Vincent MédocPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p style="text-align: justify;">Among the numerous questions about human impacts on ecosystems, there is a growing interest for acoustic pollution. First studies on underwater acoustic pollution focused, and showed effects, on vertebrates’ behaviours. Knowledge on the effects on invertebrates is more limited and there is a huge lack concerning zooplankton species, although widely used as bioindicators in chemical pollution. Consequently, it is critical to assess the impact of noise on zooplankton’s fitness (survival and fecundity). Here, isolated water fleas, <em>Daphnia magna</em>, were reared from birth to death in the presence or absence of motorboat noises. Effects on lifespan and clonal offspring production (e.g., clutch size, number of offspring produced along life) were assessed and chronic exposure to boat noise did not affect Daphnia’s fitness. The spectral and temporal features of the sounds could explain the results. This study highlights the importance of integrating noise pollution into ecotoxicological research to understand, and prevent, human impacts on communities.&nbsp;</p> should fill this box only if you chose 'All or part of the results presented in this preprint are based on data'. URL must start with http:// or https:// should fill this box only if you chose 'Scripts were used to obtain or analyze the results'. URL must start with http:// or https://
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Daphnia magna, Acoustic pollution, Boat noise, Fitness, Survival, Reproduction
Aquatic ecotoxicology, Ecosystem Health, Environmental pollution, Global changes, Life History, Other
Hans Slabbekoorn [], Karen de Jong [], David M Fields [], Robert D McCauley [], Saeed Shafei Sabet [], Nelly Tremblay [], Sophie Nedelec [], Saskia Kühn [], Luc De Meester [], Adam Bownik [] No need for them to be recommenders of PCI Ecotox Env Chem. Please do not suggest reviewers for whom there might be a conflict of interest. Reviewers are not allowed to review preprints written by close colleagues (with whom they have published in the last four years, with whom they have received joint funding in the last four years, or with whom they are currently writing a manuscript, or submitting a grant proposal), or by family members, friends, or anyone for whom bias might affect the nature of the review - see the code of conduct
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2022-12-08 17:23:07
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