Light pollution as a new threat to pollination

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Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)