Artificial light at night as a driver of urban colonization by an avian predator

  title={Artificial light at night as a driver of urban colonization by an avian predator},
  author={Airam Rodr{\'i}guez and Paula M. Orozco-Valor and Jos{\'e} Hern{\'a}n Sarasola},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
Context Urbanization and artificial light at night (ALAN) are major drivers of local biodiversity losses causing community alterations, disruption of predator-prey interactions, and ultimately, promotion of cascading effects. However, some species can colonize urban environments. Objectives We explore the role of ALAN as a driver of the colonization of urban environments by a nocturnal avian predator, the burrowing owl Athene cunicularia . Methods We studied in a suburban locality in La Pampa… 

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