New paper: underpass use by wildlife

Longcore, T., L. Almaleh, B. Chetty, K. Francis, R. Freidin, C.-S. Huang, B Pickett, D. Schreck, B. Scruggs, E. Shulman, A. Swauger, A. Tashnek, M. Wright, and E. E. Boydston. 2018. Wildlife corridor use and environmental impact assessment: a southern California case study. Cities and the Environment11(1):art4. Abstract Environmental planners often rely on transportation structures … Continue reading New paper: underpass use by wildlife

(Award-winning) light pollution research at USC undergraduate symposium

We participated in force in the 20th University of Southern California Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. Our contributions included: Classification System for National Park Sites Based on Nightscape Lighting Profiles (Harrison Knapp and Benjamin Banet) Spatiotemporal Analysis of Lighted Boats at Night (Eliza Gutierrez-Dewar) A Photographic Light Pollution Assessment Across Western Public Lands … Continue reading (Award-winning) light pollution research at USC undergraduate symposium

Lab Work in Knowable Magazine Profile

Reporter Stephanie Pain contributed an excellent summary of recent research on light pollution, “There Goes the Night,” with interviews and summaries of research from around the world.  Knowable Magazine is the partner publication to the Annual Reviews series, which recently published a review from the Gaston lab, Impacts of Artificial Light at Night on Biological Timings. … Continue reading Lab Work in Knowable Magazine Profile

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Nighttime Lighting In and Around National Parks

Yu Chuan Shan, Ben Banet, and I have been working the past couple of years on developing a monthly database of upward radiance from within and buffers around all of the National Park units in the United States.  They are presenting the research today at the USC undergraduate research symposium.  The results presented only scratch … Continue reading Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Nighttime Lighting In and Around National Parks

Predicting Continental-Scale Bird Migration Routes from Landscape Parameters

William Winters, one of my GIST students, successfully filed his MS thesis last fall, in which he created proof-of-concept models for bird migration routes at the continental scale.  We developed the topic as a way to fill in a missing scale in the efforts to reduce mortality of birds at towers and buildings.  At the … Continue reading Predicting Continental-Scale Bird Migration Routes from Landscape Parameters

MS Thesis: Habitat Use by Rare Sonoran Pronghorn on Military Training Range

Distribution of Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) on an active Air Force tactical range Samuel Price Thesis Chair: Travis Longcore | Thesis Committee: Darren Ruddell, Su Jin Lee The population of Sonoran pronghorn (SPH; Antilocapra americana sonoriensis), an endangered subspecies within the United States (US), has fluctuated from an estimated 282 individuals in 1994 to … Continue reading MS Thesis: Habitat Use by Rare Sonoran Pronghorn on Military Training Range

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