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Light pollution papers (and books)

This page was created to assist anyone interested in light pollution research. Each of the pages below contains a reverse chronologically ordered list of research papers related to light pollution. I have sorted the papers into several general topics to make browsing easier. Please email me citations for other papers that should be included.


Animal Behavior and Biological Responses to Light

Artificial Light and Human Health

Ecological Light Pollution



Light Pollution Instrumentation

Remote Sensing Measurements and Applications


Other Topics (Including Crime)

Robert Wagner has also compiled more exhaustive lists of papers related to human health implications and environmental implications. The linked pdf files include abstracts, and include about 1600 references.

The Royal Astronomical Society issued a special report entitled Environmental Impact of Light Pollution and its Abatement in December, 2012. It provides an overview of many aspects of light at night.

Ever wonder where the other light pollution researchers are? Here is a map of visitors to this page since Feb 3, 2012: