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Author Davies, T.W.; Bennie, J.; Gaston, K.J. url  openurl
  Title Street lighting changes the composition of invertebrate communities Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Biology Letters Abbreviated Journal (up)  
  Volume 8 Issue 5 Pages 764-767  
  Keywords Ecology; artificial light pollution; community composition; ground-dwelling invertebrates; high pressure sodium; street lights  
  Abstract Artificial lighting has been used to illuminate the nocturnal environment for centuries and continues to expand with urbanization and economic development. Yet, the potential ecological impact of the resultant light pollution has only recently emerged as a major cause for concern. While investigations have demonstrated that artificial lighting can influence organism behaviour, reproductive success and survivorship, none have addressed whether it is altering the composition of communities. We show, for the first time, that invertebrate community composition is affected by proximity to street lighting independently of the time of day. Five major invertebrate groups contributed to compositional differences, resulting in an increase in the number of predatory and scavenging individuals in brightly lit communities. Our results indicate that street lighting changes the environment at higher levels of biological organization than previously recognized, raising the potential that it can alter the structure and function of ecosystems.  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 474  
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Author Mattfeld, M.; Ehlers, F.; Reichenback, M. openurl 
  Title Optimising the Lighting Equipment on the Mittelplate Drilling and Production Island in the German Wadden Sea Tidelands. Type Journal Article
  Year 2012 Publication Oil Gas European Magazine Abbreviated Journal (up)  
  Volume 38 Issue Pages 90-94  
  Keywords Ecology; Lighting Systems  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 476  
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Author Hölker, F.; Moss, T.; Griefahn, B.; Kloas, W.; Voigt, C.; et al. url  openurl
  Title The Dark Side of Light: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Light Pollution Policy Type Journal Article
  Year 2010 Publication Ecol Soc Abbreviated Journal (up)  
  Volume 15 Issue 4 Pages  
  Keywords Ecology; artificial light; energy efficiency; lighting concept; light pollution; nightscape; policy; sustainability; transdisciplinary  
  Abstract Although the invention and widespread use of artificial light is clearly one of the most important human technological advances, the transformation of nightscapes is increasingly recognized as having adverse effects. Night lighting may have serious physiological consequences for humans, ecological and evolutionary implications for animal and plant populations, and may reshape entire ecosystems. However, knowledge on the adverse effects of light pollution is vague. In response to climate change and energy shortages, many countries, regions, and communities are developing new lighting programs and concepts with a strong focus on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. Given the dramatic increase in artificial light at night (0 – 20% per year, depending on geographic region), we see an urgent need for light pollution policies that go beyond energy efficiency to include human well-being, the structure and functioning of ecosystems, and inter-related socioeconomic consequences. Such a policy shift will require a sound transdisciplinary understanding of the significance of the night, and its loss, for humans and the natural systems upon which we depend. Knowledge is also urgently needed on suitable lighting technologies and concepts which are ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable. Unless managing darkness becomes an integral part of future conservation and lighting policies, modern society may run into a global self-experiment with unpredictable outcomes.  
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Author Rich, C.; Longcore, T.; editors url  openurl
  Title Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting Type Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Island Press. Abbreviated Journal (up)  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 479  
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Author Eisenbeis, G. openurl 
  Title Künstliches Licht und Insekten: eine vergleichende Studie in Rheinhessen Type Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Schriftenreihe Landespflege Naturschutz Abbreviated Journal (up)  
  Volume 67 Issue Pages 75-100  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 481  
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