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Acoustic restoration: using soundscapes to benchmark and fast-track rehabilitation of ecological communities
  • Elizabeth Znidersic,
  • David Watson
Elizabeth Znidersic
Charles Sturt University
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David Watson
Charles Sturt University
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Abstract

We introduce a new approach—acoustic restoration—focusing on the applied utility of soundscapes for restoration, recognizing the rich ecological and social values they encapsulate. Broadcasting soundscapes in disturbed areas can accelerate recolonization of animals and the microbes and propagules they carry; long duration recordings are also ideal sources of data for benchmarking restoration initiatives and evocative engagement tools.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

16 Nov 2021Submitted to Ecology Letters
18 Nov 2021Assigned to Editor
18 Nov 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Nov 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned