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An Experimental Approach to Investigating Effects of Artificial Light at Night on Free-Ranging Animals
 

An Experimental Approach to Investigating Effects of Artificial Light at Night on Free-Ranging Animals: Implementation, Results, and Directions for Future Research

Article DOI: 10.3791/63381-v
February 2nd, 2022

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Summary February 2nd, 2022

Artificial light at night (ALAN) has wide-reaching biological effects. This article describes a system for manipulating ALAN inside nest boxes while monitoring behavior, consisting of LED lights coupled to a battery, timer, and audio-capable infrared video camera. Researchers could employ this system to explore many outstanding questions regarding the effects of ALAN on organisms.

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