Monitoring and managing anthropogenic noise in national parks: Lessons learned from field and laboratory studies

Peter B. Newman, Brendan Derrick Taff, David Weinzimmer, Steven Lawson, Karen Trevino, Kurt Fristrup, Megan McKenna

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Abstract

For more than ten years, collaborative social science research initiatives between university researchers, environmental consulting planners, and federal agency programs have advanced understanding of soundscape management in parks. The results of these efforts have been integrated into management processes, enabling managers to monitor and manage acoustic resource and experiential conditions in protected areas. During this time, research methods have been developed and improved. These include measuring and evaluating sounds both in the field and laboratories, using messaging to alter perceptions and behaviors related to sounds, and using a vast array of technologies for measuring and demonstrating sound modeling, replication, presentation, and effects on human physiological response. Case studies demonstrating methodological developments for evaluating perceptions and effects of sounds and measuring and managing visitor soundscape experiences are discussed. Key research findings are presented, suggesting the continued importance of research and management strategies that promote protection of natural sounds and associated visitor experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNoise Control for Quality of Life
PublisherOAL-Osterreichischer Arbeitsring fur Larmbekampfung
Pages5178-5185
Number of pages8
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9781632662675
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life, INTER-NOISE 2013 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Sep 15 2013Sep 18 2013

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Other42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life, INTER-NOISE 2013
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period9/15/139/18/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Newman, P. B., Taff, B. D., Weinzimmer, D., Lawson, S., Trevino, K., Fristrup, K., & McKenna, M. (2013). Monitoring and managing anthropogenic noise in national parks: Lessons learned from field and laboratory studies. In 42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2013, INTER-NOISE 2013: Noise Control for Quality of Life (Vol. 6, pp. 5178-5185). OAL-Osterreichischer Arbeitsring fur Larmbekampfung.