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Cricket intro

Submitted by kheredia on Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:07

Artificial light, or light pollution, is a major topic of concern for a variety of species, especially those who are nocturnal, and spend most of their time in the dark. As earth becomes more and more populated by humans, many things are changing, including habitats, ecosystems, and overall activity of so many animals. A key physiological process found in many animals, humans, and even plants that can be affected by changes in light, is the circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms are the internal clocks that regulate both physiological and behavioral responses to the environment. Productivity in both humans and animal is heavily influenced by these rhythms, and sort of disruption of rhythm, say, from artificial light, could affect an animal’s ability to function, which would have negative impacts on behavior (Moore-Ede et al.,1982).