Declines in moth populations stress the need for conserving dark nights

@article{vanLangevelde2018DeclinesIM,
  title={Declines in moth populations stress the need for conserving dark nights},
  author={Frank van Langevelde and Marijke Braamburg-Annegarn and Martinus E. Huigens and R. F. Groendijk and Olivier Poitevin and Jurri{\"e}n R van Deijk and Willem N. Ellis and Roy H. A. van Grunsven and Rob de Vos and Rutger A. Vos and Markus Franz{\'e}n and Michiel F. WallisDeVries},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={925 - 932}
}
Given the global continuous rise, artificial light at night is often considered a driving force behind moth population declines. Although negative effects on individuals have been shown, there is no evidence for effects on population sizes to date. Therefore, we compared population trends of Dutch macromoth fauna over the period 1985–2015 between moth species that differ in phototaxis and adult circadian rhythm. We found that moth species that show positive phototaxis or are nocturnally active… 

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