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Night and Day: Is Restoration Ecology in the Dark?

Night and Day: Is Restoration Ecology in the Dark? EDITORIAL Night and Day: Is Restoration Ecology in the Dark? Steven N. Handel or countless plants and animals, nighttime is the interfered in many ways with ecological function. Fall right time, as the song goes. Ecological processes coloration and timing of leaf drop also becomes modified Fduring the night drive ecological functioning in by artificial lights and visitors to a restored habitat may so many ways. Mating (we include pollination in this receive a cheapened restoration experience for all the toil bucket), hunting, nesting, and migration all require dark- that the landscape designers contribute. ness for their proper expression for many species. In Additionally, pollination ecology requires many agents, contrast, restoration ecologists are creatures of the day. and some animals are only active at night. Bats, hawk We are primates and visual perception steers our actions moths (Sphingidae), and some small mammals visit flowers and many of our emotions. Consequently, the goals of only in the dark. Plant life has many adaptations to attract our projects oen a ft re based on the diurnal appearance these animals, light color and strong odor, but this link and functioning of sites. Success is regularly measured in nature is invisible to daytime http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Night and Day: Is Restoration Ecology in the Dark?

Ecological Restoration , Volume 39 (4) – Nov 18, 2021

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Abstract

EDITORIAL Night and Day: Is Restoration Ecology in the Dark? Steven N. Handel or countless plants and animals, nighttime is the interfered in many ways with ecological function. Fall right time, as the song goes. Ecological processes coloration and timing of leaf drop also becomes modified Fduring the night drive ecological functioning in by artificial lights and visitors to a restored habitat may so many ways. Mating (we include pollination in this receive a cheapened restoration experience for all the toil bucket), hunting, nesting, and migration all require dark- that the landscape designers contribute. ness for their proper expression for many species. In Additionally, pollination ecology requires many agents, contrast, restoration ecologists are creatures of the day. and some animals are only active at night. Bats, hawk We are primates and visual perception steers our actions moths (Sphingidae), and some small mammals visit flowers and many of our emotions. Consequently, the goals of only in the dark. Plant life has many adaptations to attract our projects oen a ft re based on the diurnal appearance these animals, light color and strong odor, but this link and functioning of sites. Success is regularly measured in nature is invisible to daytime

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 18, 2021

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