Light pollution and moths: how diverse is the Flevopark?
Jip Koene, research intern, worked with Hannah Broeckx in the beginning of her project on the effects of light pollution on nocturnal butterflies – better known as moths. These moths are an important chain of a food web as they serve as prey for birds and bats, but also contribute largely to pollination of all sorts of plants. Within this project, Jip and Hannah focused on the Flevopark in Amsterdam and set up different methods to investigate them. Jip wrote a report about his findings and can be read here (in Dutch).
The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).