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Evelien Castrop

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About Evelien






January 2022

Works at

Leiden University

Supervision Team
  • Dr. Emily Strange
  • Prof. Martina Vijver

Description of project

Artificial light at night has an effect on different species around us with possible detrimental effects on biodiversity. In my project, I will study the effect of light at night on plants. Since plants are at the base of each ecosystem, changes in plant ecology may affect the whole system.

I will study how plant ecology and plant communities may be affected by light at night. I want to specifically look at the intensity and the spectrum of frequently used LED technology in both terrestial and aquatic systems.

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The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).