The effect of artificial light at night on the European bats
Although the bats are almost exclusively nocturnal and extremely sensitive to multiple effects of light pollution, its negative impact on bats alongside essential measures needed to preserve unfragmented nightscapes for these animals are often disregarded during impact assessments, planning and operation.
In this volume, the authors compile available evidence related to the effect of artificial light at night on the European bats. Based on the current state of knowledge, solutions are proposed concerning possible ways to avoid, mitigate and compensate the adverse effects which lighting projects may have on bats and their functional habitats. Research priorities for future studies, required for in-depth understanding of the problem, are also outlined.
And for those who are more interested in bats, Jens Rydell et al. has just come out with another paper in Journal of Bat Research and Conservation where they present a remarkable display of bats in Cimetière du Père-Lachaise (the Père Lachaise cemetery) in Paris. You find it HERE!