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Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting

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Island Press , Washington, DC
Statementedited by Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore.
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Paginationxx, 458 p. :
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ISBN 101559631295

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting provides a scientific basis to begin addressing the challenge of conserving the nighttime environment. It cogently demonstrates the vital importance of this until-now neglected topic and is an essential new work for conservation planners, researchers, and anyone concerned with human impacts on the natural world/5(11).

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting is the first book to consider the environmental effects of the intentional illumination of the night. With the publication of Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, that has all changed.

Organisms evolved and adapted to pre–industrial revolution patterns of predictable periods of light and darkness that varied seasonally in temperate and arctic : Albert M.

Manville. One of the less obvious effects of population growth is that a vastly increased proportion of the Earth is now illuminated at night, with increasingly powerful lights.

This book will provide the first reference on the Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting book effects that these lights have on plants, animals, and whole ecosystems/5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction / Catherin Rich and Travis Longcore --Part I.

Mammals: Night, Venezuela / Alexander von Humboldt --Effects of artificial night lighting on terrestrial mammals / Paul Beier --Bats and their insect prey at streetlights / Jens Rydell. Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. And while the subject of artificial lighting is a very important subject itself, the book is also concerns what happens at night, a subject rarely written about.

it does give one an understanding of various ecosystems at night. So in this book we find a route to. Lyn C Branch, "Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting.

Edited by Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore.," The Quarterly Review of Biol no. 4 (December ): ecological consequences of artificial night lighting Posted By Frédéric Dard Ltd TEXT ID e0f Online PDF Ebook Epub Library references isbn 1 7 cloth alk paper isbn 1 5 pbk alk paper 1 exterior lighting environmental aspects i.

Artificial night lighting caused female blue tits to start egg laying earlier, which may lead to a mismatch between the time of peak food demand from the offspring in the nest and the peak in food availability.

Thus, artificial night lighting potentially leads to maladaptive timing of reproduction. In recent decades, artificial lighting has become an integral part of the modern world. While the use of artificial light at night (ALAN) greatly benefits people, it often has unintended, negative consequences for wildlife and ecosystems.

In particular, the increasing use of LED lighting raises ecological concerns due to its high content of blue light, to which many organisms are sensitive. This book reviews the state of knowledge about the ecological consequences of artificial night lighting.

The phrase "ecological consequences of artificial night lighting" communicates the essential elements that distinguish this field of inquiry from others.

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The term ecological consequences highlights that we are concerned with : Catherine Rich. The sustained increase in the emissions of artificial light is giving rise to a progressive deterioration of the natural nights, with detrimental consequences for the environment [2, 3], science.

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting (Hardcover) By Catherine Rich (Editor), Travis Longcore (Editor) Island Press,pp. Publication Date: Decem Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (12/15/).

ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ARTIFICIAL NIGHT LIGHTING. Edited by Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore. Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp., 15 black and white photographs, 24 illustrated drawings, 26 graphs, and 21 tables. ISBN: $ (cloth). The ecologic effects of artificial light have been well documented.

Light pollution has been shown to affect both flora and fauna. For instance, prolonged exposure to artificial light prevents many trees from adjusting to seasonal variations, according to Winslow Briggs's chapter on plant responses in the book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting.

Download Citation | Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting | The following critiques express the opinions of the individual evaluators regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and value. Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting / edited by Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore p.

Includes bibliographical references. ISBN (cloth: alk. paper)-ISBN (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Exterior lighting-Environmental aspects. Rich, Catherine. Longcore, Travis. QHE98E26 '2-dc One of the most visually conspicuous changes to the globe in the past hundred years has been the spread of dusk-to-dawn electric lighting at night.

Longcore has investigated the effects of artificial light at night for nearly 20 years, starting with Catherine Rich in the late s in a successful effort to stop a proposal to light a bridge in Los Angeles with beams pointed straight up into the sky, after which they. Artificial night lighting and insects: Attraction of insects to streetlamps in a rural setting in Germany.

Source: Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. Catherine Rich & Travis Longcore (eds). Island Press. Pages Gerhard Eisenbeis. Department of Biology, Institute of Zoology, Mainz University, Germany. "Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting is an excellent reference that will undoubtedly raise awareness of the need to conserve energy, do proper impact assessments, and turn the lights down."-- "Science" "A powerful compendium.

Surely eye opening for many ecologists. /5(9).

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Beyond paraphrased accounts of the drastically-underappreciated scientific studies examining the ecological consequences of artificial night lighting, each section of the book begins with a brief account of a relevant naturalist's anecdotal experiences observing organisms in their nocturnal environment and ends with a succinct, meaningful conclusion as to where we should go from now/5.

One of the less obvious effects of population growth is that a vastly increased proportion of the Earth is now illuminated at night, with increasingly powerful lights. This book will provide the first reference on the profound effects that these lights have on plants, animals, and whole ecosystems.

The best-known research on this topic has focused on birds and sea turtles. But artificial.

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The effects of artificial light at night on wild plants and natural or semi‐natural ecosystems are of potential ecological significance world‐wide.

However, since the review of potential physiological mechanisms by Briggs (), surprisingly little research has been published on the impacts of artificial light in the as an environmental. Artificial lighting at night in estuaries – ecological implications from individuals to ecosystems.

Estuaries and Coasts 4. – $K funding by the Ohio Department of Transportation to investigate the ecological impacts of LED lighting on vulnerable ecosystems and to develop best management practices for roadway lighting. The Urban Wildlands Group, a Los Angeles-based conservation organization, convened a gathering of ecologists in to review the state of knowledge about the ecological consequences of artificial night lighting.

This book provides edited proceedings from that conference. Effects of Artificial Night Lighting on Terrestrial Mammals. Source: Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. Catherine Rich & Travis Longcore (eds). Island Press. Covelo, California. Pages Or from his own notes. Paul Beier.

Northern Arizona University School of Forestry. Artificial light at night (ALAN, also known as light pollution) has been proved to be a contributor to environmental change and a biodiversity threat worldwide, yet little is known about its potential interaction with different metal pollutants, such as arsenic (As), one of.

This review attempts to integrate the literature on the topic, and draws on a conference organized by the authors in titled Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting. We identify the roles that artificial night lighting plays in changing ecological interactions across taxa, as opposed to reviewing these effects by taxonomic group.

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting is the first book to consider the environmental effects of the intentional illumination of the night. It brings together leading scientists from around the world to review the state of knowledge on the subject and to describe specific effects that have been observed across a full range of.

Exposure to night‐time lighting through urban sky glow and/or night shift work could mimic the documented physiological and behavioral effects associated with exposure to constant levels of light. These effects are complex and multi‐tiered, and could have large‐scale medical and/or ecological implications.

Ecological effects of artificial light at night on wild plants Jonathan Bennie*, Thomas W. Davies, David Cruse and Kevin J. Gaston Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn TR10 9FE, UK Summary 1. Plants use light as a source of both energy and information.

Plant physiological responses to.Eisenbeis, G. Artificial night lighting and insects: Attraction of insects to streetlamps in a rural setting in Germany.

In Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, edited by C. Rich and T. Longcore, pp. –Washington, D.C.: Island Press. Artificial light at night (ALAN), has increased dramatically over the past two centuries and is linked to demonstrable shifts in a range of behaviours across diverse animal taxa.

This systematic map will collate and synthesise the documented effects of ALAN on animal behaviour and fitness, identify gaps in the literature, inform future research and provide the basis for a decision-making tool.