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Author (up) Navarro-Barrancoa, C.; Hughes, L.E. url  openurl
  Title Effects of light pollution on the emergent fauna of shallow marine ecosystems: Amphipods as a case study Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Marine Pollution Bulletin Abbreviated Journal Marine Poll. Bull.  
  Volume 94 Issue 1-2 Pages 235–240  
  Keywords Animals; Light pollution; Emergent fauna; Amphipoda; Coastal management; Great Barrier Reef; Australia; LED; halogen  
  Abstract Light pollution from coastal urban development is a widespread and increasing threat to biodiversity. Many amphipod species migrate between the benthos and the pelagic environment and light seems is a main ecological factor which regulates migration. We explore the effect of artificial lighting on amphipod assemblages using two kind of lights, LED and halogen, and control traps in shallow waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Both types of artificial light traps showed a significantly higher abundance of individuals for all species in comparison to control traps. LED lights showed a stronger effect over the amphipod assemblages, with these traps collecting a higher number of individuals and differing species composition, with some species showing a specific attraction to LED light. As emergent amphipods are a key ecological group in the shallow water environment, the impact of artificial light can affect the broader functioning of the ecosystem.  
  Address Laboratorio de Biología Marina, Dpto. Fisiología y Zoología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Sevilla, Avda Reina Mercedes 6, 41012 Sevilla, Spain; carlosnavarro@us.es  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 1144  
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