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dc.contributor.authorShier, Debra M.
dc.contributor.authorBird, Alicia K.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Thea B.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T22:01:48Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T22:01:48Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0269-7491
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114566
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/324
dc.descriptionArtificial lighting is one of the fastest growing environmental pollutants, with the potential for devastating long-term ecosystem level consequences. Artificial night lighting has been shown to directly and indirectly impact how animals interact with their environment. It can affect physiological processes by altering the immune response, stimulating stress hormones and shifting circadian rhythms. Behaviorally, night lighting has been shown to influence movement patterns, altering reproductive behavior and foraging energetics. We studied the impacts of artificial night lighting on the endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR) foraging behavior. We found that artificial light negatively impacts foraging decisions of endangered kangaroo rats. Light type (flood vs bug lights), distance from light source and moon phase all interact to affect patch use. Understanding impacts of disturbance, like ALAN, is critical because the cumulative effects of urbanization may lead to unsuitable habitat and the loss of at-risk species.
dc.description.abstract...The endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR), Dipodomys stephensi, is a nocturnal rodent threatened by habitat destruction from urban expansion. The degree to which ALAN impacts their recovery is unknown....
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749119366059
dc.subjectKANGAROO RATS
dc.subjectLIGHT
dc.subjectWILDLIFE CONSERVATION
dc.subjectFORAGING
dc.subjectHABITATS
dc.subjectCALIFORNIA
dc.titleEffects of artificial light at night on the foraging behavior of an endangered nocturnal mammal
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleEnvironmental Pollution
dc.source.volume263
dc.source.issuePart A
dc.source.beginpage114566
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
html.description.abstract...The endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR), Dipodomys stephensi, is a nocturnal rodent threatened by habitat destruction from urban expansion. The degree to which ALAN impacts their recovery is unknown....


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