POPULATION-level EFFECTS OF LIGHTING on BATS
HOW DOES LIGHTING AFFECT BAT POPULATIONS?
This is a three year, NERC funded project investigating the effects of lighting on lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) populations.
The project is a collaboration between the University of Bath, the University of Exeter and the University of the West of England. We are also working closely with TRT Lighting, Natural England and the Institute of Lighting Practitioners.
We're taking a multidisciplinary approach,
investigating the effects of artificial lighting on bats at a genetic, hormonal, behavioural and population level. Our findings will be used to inform national guidance for bats and artificial lighting.