As and ecologist and an environmentalist, I am interested in your
project. I have gathered some examples that I hope you will find
I have included some of the larger effects of using seemingly harmless
things like hairspray & refrigerators. Some articles demonstrate some
larger effects of introducing a pet into the environment. Some of the
articles show the effects of where we build our houses, what type of
transportation we use, and even how loud we get.
Good luck with this. By the way, it was DDT was the problem with the
Cause & effect of global warming.
This article discusses some of the causes & affects of global warming.
It is daunting to realize that driving a car, using a spray can, air
conditioning or refrigerator can actually help to create a greenhouse
effect. And that greenhouse effect can, in turn, have major
Texas Envirnomental Profiles.
Effects of noise pollution on animals.
This paper describes the effects of machine sounds on wildlife. The
problems to wildlife range from the obvious hearing loss to major
behavioral changes. In some cases, the noise disrupted normal mating
& courting behavior. In some cases it caused animals to stop eating,
stop mating and stop avoiding danger. In some cases, it mimicked a
natural clue and caused inappropriate avoidance behavior. I have
listed a few of the responses below.
Mammals: Panic behavior, hearing loss, increased ovary size, decrease
pregnancy rate, increased infant mortality.
Birds: Abandon eggs, fewer eggs and panic behavior.
Reptiles: Hearing loss.
Amphibians: Altered mating calls inappropriate behavior resulting in
life threatening situation.
Fish: Agitation, reduced reproduction and increased offspring
Invertebrates: Reduced growth and increased aggression.
EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT NOISE AND SONIC BOOMS ON DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND
WILDLIFE: A LITERATURE SYNTHESIS
Effects of pets on wildlife.
DOMESTIC CAT PREDATION IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND HAWAII
This article discusses how letting your pet cat roam free can
devastate the local bird population.
Effects of habitat Alteration and Loss
This article addresses how habitat loss has long range effects on the
weather and the environment. For example, barrier islands help to
reduce the impact of hurricanes on the coast. If you build a house on
the barrier island, you endanger yourself as well as reduce their
ability to protect the mainland. Swamps are holding ponds for
occasional natural floods. When you fill in or build in a swamp, the
occasional floods cause water to back up into your house, but, they
also cause water to back up into areas that were previously protected
by the swamps.
Effects of loss of habitat on animal populations.
Effects of introducing an alien species.
This article is about the effect of the introduction of the innocent
little rabbit into the Australian ecosystem. It demonstrates how a
single alien species can wreak havoc in an environment.
Effects of throwing something in the trash.
This is a resource that links to many problems associated with
landfills. These problems include poisoning of water table, harming
wildlife, habitat destruction.
environmental disturbance logarithmic effects
hairspray OR refrigerator OR 'air OR conditioner' "greenhouse effect"
mammal or bird or frog or fish population loss of habitat
domestic cat bird populations
I hope this helps.
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