Scotobiology - The study of the biology of darkness

Many people are unaware that light pollution can have an adverse effect on the nocturnal activities of animals. Scientists are only now beginning to understand the negative effects artificial lighting can have on animal behaviour activities such as foraging, mating and pollination.

Over June, MSc student, Elke Langenbucher, conducted several field experiments to ascertain nocturnal animal activity in some of Friends' land and ascertain what types of activity are found in dark and illuminated areas.

Elke wrote a short piece for our members magazine which you can read here...