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Polarized Light in Animal Vision: Polarization Patterns in Nature
http://www.springer.de 783540 4045 76 9 ISBN 3-540-40457-0 While the human eye can practically cope only with two aspects of light, brightness and colour, for many animals polarization is a further…
Polarized light pollution: a new kind of ecological photopollution
The capacity of PLP to drastically increase mortality and reproductive failure in animal populations suggests that PLP should become a focus for conservation biologists and resource managers alike.
Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences
- G. Horváth
- Environmental ScienceSpringer Series in Vision Research
This book covers advances made since the 2004 Springer volume “Polarized Light in Animal Vision” edited by Horvath and Varju, but also provides reviews and synopses of some areas. Part I examines…
How the clear-sky angle of polarization pattern continues underneath clouds: full-sky measurements and implications for animal orientation.
It is demonstrated quantitatively that the shorter the wavelength, the greater the proportion of celestial polarization that can be used by animals under cloudy-sky conditions, as has already been suggested by others, may solve the ultraviolet paradox of polarization vision in insects.
Why do mayflies lay their eggs en masse on dry asphalt roads? Water-imitating polarized light reflected from asphalt attracts Ephemeroptera.
- G. Kriska, G. Horváth, S. Andrikovics
- Environmental ScienceThe Journal of experimental biology
- 1 August 1998
It is shown here that Ephemeroptera can be deceived by and attracted to dry asphalt roads because of the strongly horizontally polarized light reflected from the surface, and that mayflies detect water by means of polarotaxis.
Reducing the Maladaptive Attractiveness of Solar Panels to Polarotactic Insects
- G. Horváth, M. Blahó, Á. Egri, G. Kriska, I. Seres, Bruce A. Robertson
- Environmental ScienceConservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 December 2010
Although solar panels can act as ecological traps, fragmenting their solar-active area does lessen their attractiveness to polarotactic insects, and the design of solar panels and collectors and their placement relative to aquatic habitats will likely affect populations of aquatic insects that use polarized light as a behavioral cue.
Underwater refraction-polarization patterns of skylight perceived by aquatic animals through Snell's window of the flat water surface
Dragonflies Find Crude Oil Visually More Attractive than Water: Multiple-Choice Experiments on Dragonfly Polarotaxis
The total number and sex of dragonflies trapped by the crude-oiland water-filled trays during the first choice experiment and the relative brightness, degree of polarization and direction of polarization of light reflected from the trays are shown.
Degrees of polarization of reflected light eliciting polarotaxis in dragonflies (Odonata), mayflies (Ephemeroptera) and tabanid flies (Tabanidae).