• Travis Longcore, Dan Duriscoe, Martin Aubé, Andreas Jechow, Christopher C. M. Kyba, Kellie L. Pendoley (2020). Commentary: Brightness of the Night Sky Affects Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtle Hatchling Misorientation but Not Nest Site Selection, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00706
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  • John C.Barentine, František Kundracik, Miroslav Kocifaj, Jessie C.Sanders, Gilbert A.Esquerdo, Adam M.Dalton, Bettymaya Foott, AlbertGrauer, Scott Tucker, Christopher C.M.Kyba (2020). Recovering the city street lighting fraction from skyglow measurements in a large-scale municipal dimming experiment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107120

  • Jacqueline Coesfeld, Theres Kuester, Helga U. Kuechly, Christopher C. M. Kyba, (2020). Reducing Variability and Removing Natural Light from Nighttime Satellite Imagery: A Case Study Using the VIIRS DNB, https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/11/3287
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  • Andreas Jechow, Christopher C.M.Kyba, FranzHölker, (2020). Mapping the brightness and color of urban to rural skyglow with all-sky photometry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.106988

  • Kai Pong Tong, Christopher C.M.Kyba, Georg Heygster, Helga U.Kuechly, Justus Notholt, Zoltn Kollth, (2020). Angular distribution of upwelling artificial light in Europe as observed by Suomi–NPP satellite, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107009
  • Christopher C. M. Kyba, Jeff Conrad, Tom Shatwell, (2020). Lunar illuminated fraction is a poor proxy for moonlight exposure, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1096-7
  • Jennifer Ritonja, Michael A. McIsaac, Eric Sanders, Christopher C. M. Kyba, Anne Grundy, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, John J. Spinelli, Kristan J. Aronson, (2020). Outdoor light at night at residences and breast cancer risk in Canada, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-020-00610-x
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  • Christopher C.M. Kyba, Sara B. Pritchard, A. Roger Ekirch, Adam Eldridge, Andreas Jechow, Christine Preiser, Dieter Kunz, Dietrich Henckel, Franz Hölker, John Barentine, Jørgen Berge, Josiane Meier, Luc Gwiazdzinski, Manuel Spitschan, Mirik Milan, Susanne Bach, Sibylle Schroer, Will Straw (2020). Night Matters—Why the Interdisciplinary Field of “Night Studies” Is Needed, https://doi.org/10.3390/j3010001
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  • Noam Levin, Christopher C.M. Kyba, Qingling Zhang, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Miguel O. Román, Xi Li, Boris A. Portnov, Andrew L. Molthan, Andreas Jechow, Steven D. Miller, Zhuosen Wang,
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