Publications

In the literature

Macgregor, C.J., Evans, D.M. and Pocock, M.J.O. (2017) Estimated sampling completeness of interactions in quantitative bipartite ecological networks: incorporating variation in species’ specialisation. bioRxivhttps://doi.org/10.1101/195917.

Macgregor, C.J., Hoare, D.J., Parsons, M.S. and Lewis, O.T. (2017) Host-plant patch qualities and presence of a likely competitor species affect the distribution and abundance of a rare British moth, Cucullia lychnitis. Journal of Insect Conservation. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs10841-017-9963-5.

 

EcolNetSymp15image_cropMacgregor, C.J., Evans, D.M., Fox, R. and Pocock, M.J.O. (2016) The dark side of street lighting: impacts on moths and evidence for the disruption of nocturnal pollen transport. Global Change Biology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13371Click poster to view.

 

BOU-BES poster 2014 image_cropMacgregor, C.J., Pocock, M.J.O., Fox, R. and Evans, D.M. (2015) Pollination by nocturnal Lepidoptera, and the effects of light pollution: a review. Ecological Entomology40, 187-198. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12174. Click poster to view.

Selected recent conference presentations

British Ecological Society 2016 Annual Meeting: Nocturnal pollinator networks & molecular methods.

Royal Entomological Society 2016 Annual Meeting: Street lighting & moth-pollination bioassay.

Future 4 Butterflies (Wageningen, Netherlands): Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination.

National Moth Recorders’ Meeting 2016: Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination (invited speaker).

British Ecological Society 2015 Annual Meeting: Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination. Runner-up, Anne Keymer Prize for Best Student Talk.

International Dark-sky Association 2015 AGM (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.): Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination (invited speaker, international meeting).

2nd International Symposium on Ecological Networks: Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination (poster).

Royal Entomological Society 2015 Annual Meeting (Dublin, Ireland): Impacts of street lighting on moths & pollination.

Open data

Macgregor, C.J.; Evans, D.M.; Fox, R.; Pocock, M.J.O. (2016). Moth abundance and pollen transport from lit and unlit matched pairs of arable field margins in south-east England. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. http://doi.org/10.5285/31cc5cec-d33b-4dd6-a932-061ff947e708

Writing in the news

Channel-hopping moth plague: our clothes are safe, but mind the cabbages.” The Conversation, 16th June 2016. https://theconversation.com/channel-hopping-moth-plague-our-clothes-are-safe-but-mind-the-cabbages-61126

“Fatal attraction: how street lights prevent moths from pollinating.” The Conversation, 2nd June 2016. https://theconversation.com/fatal-attraction-how-street-lights-prevent-moths-from-pollinating-60331

“Street lights alter moth activity.” Butterfly Conservation blog, 2nd June 2016. http://butterfly-conservation.org/3114-12411/street-lights-alter-moth-activity.html

“Three Steps to Save Britain’s Butterflies.” IFLScience, 17th August 2015. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/three-steps-save-britain-s-butterflies

“Moths should be loved, not loathed. Only a couple are after your clothes.” Guardian Comment Network, 22nd December 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/moths-loved-not-loathed-only-few-after-clothes

Press coverage

“Distracted while pollinating: the hidden danger of artificial light.” Conservation Magazine, 7th June 2016. http://conservationmagazine.org/2016/06/artificial-light-disrupts-pollination/

“Moths face street peril.” The Times, 2nd June 2016. p20.

“Street lights lure moths away from gardens, say scientists.” The Guardian, 2nd June 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/02/street-lights-lure-moths-away-from-gardens-say-scientists

“Street lights are preventing moths from doing their job.” Popular Science, 2nd June 2016. http://www.popsci.com/street-lights-are-distracting-moths-from-pollinating

“Street lights distract moths from pollinating plants, scientists warn.” The Independent, 2nd June 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/moths-street-lights-pollination-crops-plants-a7059496.html

“Street lights are leading moths astray, say Newcastle University experts.” Chronicle Live, 2nd June 2016. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/street-lights-leading-moths-astray-11414257#ICID=sharebar_twitter

“Street lights lure moths away from pollinating plants.” Tech Times, 2nd June 2016. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/162556/20160602/street-lights-lure-moths-away-from-pollinating-plants.htm

“Street lighting disrupts pollinating moths.” Newcastle University press release, 2nd June 2016. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/06/moths/

“Like a moth to a street light.” University of Hull press release. http://www2.hull.ac.uk/science/bbes/news/likeamothtoastreetlight.aspx

“What do street lights do to moths?” Planet Earth Online. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/blogs/post.aspx?id=1037&pid=438&cookieConsent=A

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