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Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting

Author: Catherine Rich; Travis Longcore
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2006.
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One of the less obvious effects of population growth is that a vastly increased proportion of the Earth is illuminated at night, with increasingly powerful lights. This book provides a reference on  Read more...

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Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)644315041
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Rich; Travis Longcore
ISBN: 1559631287 9781559631280 1559631295 9781559631297
OCLC Number: 61169646
Description: xx, 458 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 --
Part II. Birds: Night, Maine woods / Bernd Heinrich --
Effects of artificial night lighting on migrating birds / Sidney A. Gauthreaux Jr. and Carroll G. Belser --
Influences of artificial light on marine birds / William A. Montevecchi --
Road lighting and grassland birds: local influence of road lighting on a black-tailed godwit population / Johannes G. de Molenaar, Maria E. Sanders, and Dick A. Jonkers --
Part III. Reptiles and amphibians: Night, Tortuguero / David Ehrenfeld --
Portecting sea turtles from artificial night lighting at Florida's oceanic beaches / Michael Salmon --
Night lights and reptiles: observed and potential effects / Gad Perry and Robert N. Fisher --
Observed and potential effects of artificial night lighting on anuran amphibians / Bryant W. Buchanan --
Influence of artificial illumination on the nocturnal behavior and physiology of salamanders --
Sharon E. Wise and Bryant W. Buchanan --
Part IV. Fishes: Night Atlantic / Carl Safina --
Artificial night lighting and fishes / Barbara Nightingale, Travis Longcore, and Charles A. Simenstad --
Part V. Invertebrates: Night, tropics / Philip J. Devries --
Artificial night lighting and insects: attraction of insects to streetlamps in a rural setting in Germany / Gerhard Eisenbeis --
Effects of artificial night lighting on moths / Kenneth D. Frank --
Stray light, fireflies, and fireflyers / James E. Lloyd --
Artificial light at night in freshwater habitats and its potential ecological effects / Marianne V. Moore, Susan J. Kohler, and Melani S. Cheers --
Part VI. Plants: Night, Massachusetts / Henry David Thoreau --
Physiology of plant responses to artificial lighting / Winslow R. Briggs --
Synthesis / Travis Longcore and Catherine Rich.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Rich, Travis Longcore.
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