Journal article

Frogs Call at a Higher Pitch in Traffic Noise

Kirsten M Parris, Meah Velik-Lord, Joanne MA North

Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability | RESILIENCE ALLIANCE | Published : 2009


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Rob Clemens and Angela Schneider for collecting frog recordings, and the many volunteers who helped with field work. We are grateful to VicRoads, the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the Shires of Nillumbik and Yarra Ranges, and the Cities of Banyule, Casey, Darebin, Frankston, Hume, Melton, and Moreland for data on traffic volumes. We thank Michael McCarthy for assistance with data analysis; Andrew Bennett, Henrik Brumm, Beth Dawson, Murray Littlejohn, Brian Sullivan, and Mark McDonnell for discussions; and Henrik Brumm, Fiona Fidler, Murray Littlejohn, and Michael McCarthy for comments on the manuscript. This research was approved by the Deakin University Animal Welfare Committee and supported by an ARC Discovery grant to K. M. P., the Baker Foundation, and the Applied Environmental Decision Analysis research hub. This hub is funded by the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) program, an Australian government initiative that promotes world- class, public- good research. M. V.- L. and J. M. A. N. made an equal contribution to this work.