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The effect of light pollution on orientation in Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus)

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Humans introduce artificial light at night (ALAN) to the landscape for many reasons - to facilitate commuting to work, to improve their safety and to enhance the nocturnal aesthetics of places. The resulting change in light levels distorts a cue which living organisms use. A cue which, otherwise, has been predictable for billions of years. While some animals adjust to or even take advantage of ALAN, other species respond negatively, with populations suffering due to the presence of artific...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
OxNav
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6148-039X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
OxNav Group
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Contributor
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9950-609X
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
OxNav Group
Oxford college:
Queen's College
Role:
Contributor
ORCID:
0000-0001-6373-0500
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Research group:
OxNav Group
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Contributor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Sub department:
Zoology
Role:
Contributor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Role:
Contributor
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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