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Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting / edited by Catherine Rich, Travis Longcore.

Contributor(s): Rich, Catherine | Longcore, Travis.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2006Description: xx, 458 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1559631287; 9781559631280; 1559631295; 9781559631297.Subject(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING | ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS | NIGHT | LIGHT EFFECTS | WILDLIFE | PLANTS | INSECTS | URBAN ECOLOGY | LIGHT POLLUTION | PHOTOTROPISMHoldings: GRETA POINT: 628.979 ECO
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 -- Protecting 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.
Summary: While certain ecological problems associated with artificial night lighting are widely known-for instance, the disorientation of sea turtle hatchlings by beachfront lighting-the vast range of influences on all types of animals and plants is only beginning to be recognized. From nest choice and breeding success of birds to behavioral and physiological changes in salamanders, many organisms are seriously affected by human alterations in natural patterns of light and dark. Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting is the first book to consider the environmental effects of the intentional illumination of the night. It brings together leading scientists from around the world to review the state of knowledge on the subject and to describe specific effects that have been observed across a full range of taxonomic groups, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, and plants. Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting provides a scientific basis to begin addressing the challenge of conserving the nighttime environment. It cogently demonstrates the vital importance of this until-now neglected topic and is an essential new work for conservation planners, researchers, and anyone concerned with human impacts on the natural world. -- Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 -- Protecting 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.

While certain ecological problems associated with artificial night lighting are widely known-for instance, the disorientation of sea turtle hatchlings by beachfront lighting-the vast range of influences on all types of animals and plants is only beginning to be recognized. From nest choice and breeding success of birds to behavioral and physiological changes in salamanders, many organisms are seriously affected by human alterations in natural patterns of light and dark. Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting is the first book to consider the environmental effects of the intentional illumination of the night. It brings together leading scientists from around the world to review the state of knowledge on the subject and to describe specific effects that have been observed across a full range of taxonomic groups, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, and plants. Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting provides a scientific basis to begin addressing the challenge of conserving the nighttime environment. It cogently demonstrates the vital importance of this until-now neglected topic and is an essential new work for conservation planners, researchers, and anyone concerned with human impacts on the natural world. -- Publisher's website.

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