Effects of anthropogenic light on species and ecosystems

Annika K. Jägerbrand* (Co-auteur), Kamiel Spoelstra

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Anthropogenic light is ubiquitous in areas where humans are present and is showing a progressive increase worldwide. This has far-reaching consequences for most species and their ecosystems. The effects of anthropogenic light on natural ecosystems are highly variable and complex. Many species suffer from adverse effects and often respond in a highly specific manner. Ostensibly surveyable effects such as attraction and deterrence become complicated because these can depend on the type of behavior and specific locations. Here, we considered how solutions and new technologies could reduce the adverse effects of anthropogenic light. A simple solution to reducing and mitigating the ecological effects of anthropogenic light seems unattainable, because frugal lighting practices and turning off lights may be necessary to eliminate them.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1125-1130
Nummer van het tijdschrift6650
StatusGepubliceerd - 16 jun. 2023


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