Light Polution & The Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lightinbg

February 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Antioch University
602 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara
CA 93100
$15- $30

Circadian System and Dark Sky Friendly alternatives to avoid blue hue LEDs – Please read IES LD+A Magazine article “Davis LED Retrofit Shows Need for Careful Lighting Choices”.

  1. understand pathway by which lighting affects physiological responses in wildlife and people.
  2. Understand the role of spectral content in visual and physiological responses.
  3. Identify methods to minimize impact of lights on wildlife through spectrum, duration, and intensity.
  4. Develop familiarity with impacts of lighting on visually mediaetted wildlife behavoirs.

AIA Health and NCQLP Credits

Travis Longcore, Ph.D., GIS Assistant Professor of ARchitecture and Spatial Sciencess, USC School of Architecture Discipline of Landscape Architecture.

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California, Science Director of The Urban Wildlands Group, a Los Angeles-based conservation nonprofit.

Research interests in urban ecology and conservation, with emphasis on: urban conservation planning and management, edge effects of development, especially artificial night lighting, and monitoring and management of endangered species. Co-editor of the book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting (Island PRess, 2006) and author of 30 peer-reviewed articles.