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Table 6 Features of standardized evidence syntheses organized in chronological and alphabetical order

From: Evidence of the impact of noise pollution on biodiversity: a systematic map

Citation Type of synthesis P–E–O restrictions Search limitationsa Search database(s) Additional searchesb Period searched Nb included articlesc
This systematic map SM P: No domestic biodiversity Yes (L, FH) Web of Science, Scopus Yes (C, SE, RE, PL) Until 2018 included 1794
Erbe et al. 2019 [96] SM P: marine mammals
E: ship noise
? Web of Science Yes (PL) 1972–2019 154
Harding et al. [95] SR P: all animals ? Web of Science Yes (RE) 1900–2018 589
Kunc and Schmidt [53] MA P: all animals Yes (PR) Web of Science, Scopus Yes (RE) Unknown 108
Cox et al. [73] MA P: fish
O: behaviour and physiology
Yes (PR) Web of Science Yes (SE) 1950–2015 452
Khairunnisa et al. [70] SR P: chickens, rats, mice, monkeys, cats, pigs ? PubMed/Medline, Cochrane library Yes (PL) No restriction 10
Cox et al. [72] MA P: fish
O: behaviour and physiology
Yes (PR, T) Web of Science Yes (SE) 1950–2015 186
Gomez et al. [55] SR and MA P: wild marine mammals
O: behaviour
? PubMed Yes (RE) 1971–2015 219
Nelms et al. [68] SR P: turtles, marine mammals and fishes
E: noise from seismic surveys
Yes (FH) Web of Science Yes (SE) 1983–2013 Turtles: 29
Marine mammals: 414
Fishes: 187
Roca et al. [35] MA P: birds
and anurans
O: communication
? Web of Science No No time restriction until 22/01/2015 36
Shannon et al. [34] SM P: all wildlife but no plants Yes (PR, T) Web of Science No 1990–2013 242
Williams et al. [71] SM P: marine life Yes (L, PR) Web of Science No No time restriction until 10/10/2014 493
Radford [54] SM P: non-marine wildlife Yes (PR) Web of Knowledge Yes (SE, RE) Unknown 86
  1. MA meta-analysis, SM systematic map, SR systematic review
  2. a All types of search limitations: language restrictions (L), only peer-reviewed articles (PR), restriction to some topic areas (T), exportation of first hits only (FH)
  3. b All sources in addition to databases: call for literature (C), search engines (SE), bibliography from relevant reviews (RE), personal library (PL)
  4. c Scores are given after the screening stages, but further reductions may have occurred in the ongoing process