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Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review

Overview of attention for article published in Ecological Entomology, December 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 1,002)
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7 news outlets
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1 blog
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159 tweeters
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11 Facebook pages

Citations

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303 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review
Published in
Ecological Entomology, December 2014
DOI 10.1111/een.12174
Pubmed ID
Authors

CALLUM J. MACGREGOR, MICHAEL J. O. POCOCK, RICHARD FOX, DARREN M. EVANS

Abstract

1. Moths (Lepidoptera) are the major nocturnal pollinators of flowers. However, their importance and contribution to the provision of pollination ecosystem services may have been under-appreciated. Evidence was identified that moths are important pollinators of a diverse range of plant species in diverse ecosystems across the world. 2. Moth populations are known to be undergoing significant declines in several European countries. Among the potential drivers of this decline is increasing light pollution. The known and possible effects of artificial night lighting upon moths were reviewed, and suggest how artificial night lighting might in turn affect the provision of pollination by moths. The need for studies of the effects of artificial night lighting upon whole communities of moths was highlighted. 3. An ecological network approach is one valuable method to consider the effects of artificial night lighting upon the provision of pollination by moths, as it provides useful insights into ecosystem functioning and stability, and may help elucidate the indirect effects of artificial light upon communities of moths and the plants they pollinate. 4. It was concluded that nocturnal pollination is an ecosystem process that may potentially be disrupted by increasing light pollution, although the nature of this disruption remains to be tested.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 2%
Brazil 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 284 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 58 19%
Student > Master 56 18%
Student > Bachelor 52 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 17%
Unspecified 25 8%
Other 62 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 170 56%
Environmental Science 62 20%
Unspecified 43 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 3%
Physics and Astronomy 5 2%
Other 14 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 170. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 July 2019.
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