Light-pollution is a global phenomenon with well-documented negative effects on the environment. In an experiment, we found a significantly reduced flight-to-light behavior of moths from light-polluted areas versus dark sky populations, suggesting an adaptive response of moth populations to this global environmental change (Altermatt & Ebert 2016 Biology Letters). This work received ample media coverage, among others in upcoming reports in Scientific American and BBC Wildlife.
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