Optics and Photonics News Covers Environmental Impacts of Lighting

The message that lights can have environmental consequences becomes more and more mainstream. Optics and Photonics News this month has an article by freelance writer Jeff Hecht, with whom I’ve spoked for other stories before. His article is a multi-page spread and emphasizes both spectrum and intensity and their potential impacts, as well as the … Continue reading Optics and Photonics News Covers Environmental Impacts of Lighting

Expert quote on exciting new light pollution research

Australian zoologist Kylie Robert and colleagues have published an exciting new paper on the disruption of breeding patterns and melatonin levels in a free-ranging native mammal. I had the chance to comment on the significance of this research for Science News and am delighted that Dr. Robert will also be presenting at the Annual General … Continue reading Expert quote on exciting new light pollution research

A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound

John P. Swaddle*, Clinton D. Francis*, Jesse R. Barber, Caren B. Cooper, Christopher C.M. Kyba, Davide M. Dominoni, Graeme Shannon, Erik Aschehoug, Sarah E. Goodwin, Akito Y. Kawahara, David Luther, Kamiel Spoelstra, Margaret Voss, Travis Longcore Highlights Anthropogenic light and sound are an important component of global change. These stimuli often co-occur and may function … Continue reading A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound

MS Thesis Recreates Historical Topography of Lower Ballona Watershed

3D Visualization Models as a Tool for Reconstructing the Historical Landscape of the Ballona Watershed Committee Chair: Travis Longcore | Committee Members: Yao-Yi Chiang, John Wilson Ever-increasing demand on Earth’s finite natural resources and land requires environmental planners to employ informed and successful management of environments. Historical resources enhance environmental management by providing information to … Continue reading MS Thesis Recreates Historical Topography of Lower Ballona Watershed

Tuning LEDs to Minimize Insect Attraction

Travis Longcore, Hannah L. Aldern, John F. Eggers, Steve Flores, Lesly Franco, Eric Hirshfield-Yamanishi, Laina N.Petrinec, Wilson A. Yan, André M. Barroso. 2015. Tuning the white light spectrum of light emitting diode lamps to reduce attraction of nocturnal arthropods. Philosophical Transactions B 370(1667)  DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0125 Artificial lighting allows humans to be active at night, but has many unintended … Continue reading Tuning LEDs to Minimize Insect Attraction

New paper: Tuning LEDs to Minimize Insect Attraction

Longcore, T., Aldern, H. J. Eggers, S. Flores, L. Franco, E. Hirshfield-Yamanishi, L. Petrinec, W. Yan, and A. Barroso. 2015. Tuning the white light spectrum of LEDs to reduce attraction of nocturnal arthropods. Philosophical Transactions B doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0125. Artificial lighting allows humans to be active at night, but has many unintended consequences, including interference with ecological processes, disruption … Continue reading New paper: Tuning LEDs to Minimize Insect Attraction