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ERIC Number: EJ785667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Building Twilight "Light Sensors" to Study the Effects of Light Pollution on Fireflies
Thancharoen, Anchana; Branham, Marc A.; Lloyd, James E.
American Biology Teacher, v70 n2 p6-12 Feb 2008
Light pollution negatively affects many nocturnal organisms. We outline two experiments that can be conducted by students to examine the effects of light pollution on firefly behavior. Inexpensive electronic light sensors, which are easy to construct and calibrate, are used to sample light levels along transects in spaces where fireflies are active.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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