Division of Science, Mathematics, & Technology, State University of New York, USA
*Corresponding author: Kevin L Woo, State University of New York, Empire State College, Division of Science, Mathematics, & Technology, 325 Hudson Street, NY 10013-1005, New York, Email: Kevin.Woo@esc.edu
Submission: December 08, 2017; Published: March 12, 2018
ISSN: 2576-9162Volume3 Issue1
Ambient noise has the ability to mask important aspects of social communication. Often overlooked in agricultural, domestic, or conservation studies, the impacts of environmental noise can mask important features of social communication that enable species to engage each other. Here, I discuss the concerns of anthropogenic noise on social communication, and use the helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) as a model species in both popular and institutional purposes for understanding the effects of artificial noise on communication.
Keywords: Social communication; Helmeted guinea fowl; Sensory systems; Anthropogenic noise; Environmental noise