SP14: Transdisciplinary integration projectsIntegration project field
With an experimental infrastructure for field research, structural and functional effects on artificial light on an ecosystem, which has not been exposed to artificial light before, should be investigated. For this purpose an experimental street lighting system, where light intensity and spectral compositions can be manipulated, should be installed parallel as well as horizontal to a water shore. In complementary field experiments (accompanied by laboratory research) chronic effects on flora and fauna should be investigated, but also new innovative lighting devices and colour spectra are tested on their ecological impact.
Integration project community
For this social ecological integration project, joint research fields in communities will be identified. The communities, belonging to the three space types urban, regional and local, would like to at least partially change the existing lighting system. The effects of a different lighting system on the environment, nature and humans will be investigated by using questionnaires while collecting exclusive physiological, social sciences and ecological parameters (before-and-after-monitoring).