Experimental light at night has a negative long-term impact on macro-moth populations

Roy H A van Grunsven*, Jurriën R van Deijk, Maurice Donners, Frank Berendse, Marcel E Visser, Elmar Veenendaal, Kamiel Spoelstra

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Van Grunsven et al. experimentally test the long-term effects of artificial light on natural moth populations. In the initial two years there was no effect on populations, but in the latter three years population sizes were reduced compared with the dark controls. This shows that artificial light negatively affects moth populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R694-R695
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 22-Jun-2020
Externally publishedYes

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