The dark side of light at night: physiological, epidemiological, and ecological consequences

  title={The dark side of light at night: physiological, epidemiological, and ecological consequences},
  author={Kristen J Navara and Randy J Nelson},
  journal={Journal of Pineal Research},
Abstract:  Organisms must adapt to the temporal characteristics of their surroundings to successfully survive and reproduce. Variation in the daily light cycle, for example, acts through endocrine and neurobiological mechanisms to control several downstream physiological and behavioral processes. Interruptions in normal circadian light cycles and the resulting disruption of normal melatonin rhythms cause widespread disruptive effects involving multiple body systems, the results of which can… 

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