Insect declines and agroecosystems: does light pollution matter?

@article{Grubisic2018InsectDA,
  title={Insect declines and agroecosystems: does light pollution matter?},
  author={Maja Grubisic and Roy H. A. van Grunsven and Christopher Conrad Maximillian Kyba and Alessandro Manfrin and Franz H{\"o}lker},
  journal={Annals of Applied Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={173},
  pages={180–189}
}
1 Department of Ecohydrology, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany 2 Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany 3 De Vlinderstichting/Dutch Butterfly Conservation, Wageningen, The Netherlands 4 Department of Geodesy, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany 5 Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Birkenfeld, Germany 6 Department of… 

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