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Laura R. Prugh and Christopher D. Golden Does moonlight increase predation risk? Meta-analysis reveals divergent responses of nocturnal mammals to lunar cycles Journal of Animal Ecology 83

Article first published online: 21 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12148

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Does moonlight increase predation risk? This meta-analysis of nocturnal mammals finds that moonlight suppresses the activity of most species, indicating increased risk, but many prey species are more active with bright moonlight. Increased illumination may therefore benefit some prey through improved detection of predators and foraging efficiency.

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