A plea for a worldwide development of dark infrastructure for biodiversity – Practical examples and ways to go forward

Romain Sordello, Samuel Busson, Jérémie H. Cornuau, Philippe Deverchère, Baptiste Faure, Adrien Guetté, Franz Hölker, Christian Kerbiriou, Thierry Lengagne, Isabelle Le Viol, Travis Longcore, Pascal Moeschler, Jessica Ranzoni, Nicolas Ray, Yorick Reyjol, Yoann Roulet, Sibylle Schroer, Jean Secondi, Nicolas Valet, Sylvie Vanpeene, Sébastien Vauclair, A plea for a worldwide development of dark infrastructure for biodiversity – Practical examples and ways to go forward, Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 219, 2022, 104332, ISSN 0169-2046,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104332.
(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204621002954)

Highlights

• Light pollution is an increasing worldwide pressure for biodiversity, especially contributing to habitat loss and fragmentation.

• Green infrastructure (i.e. ecological networks policies) should consider nighttime darkness.

• A 4-step operational process could be adopted to identify, preserve, restore and assess dark infrastructure.

• Several dark infrastructure were already identified in both urban and natural areas, although some knowledge gaps still need to be filled.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204621002954

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