Webinar: The Effects of Urban Noise and Light Pollution on Avian Species Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00 PM FREE
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Tuesday, December 8, at 7:00 PM
Description: With the increase of people moving into urban areas every day, anthropogenic (human-produced) sources of light are having a drastic effect on near and inhabiting wildlife. Birds have been particularly useful to study when looking at these urbanization effects, specifically urban noise and light pollution. Join Lauren Pharr, Master of Science student at North Carolina State University, for a discussion of her findings and how urbanization continues to affect local bird species.
About the presenter: Lauren Pharr became interested in the field of wildlife biology after taking an undergraduate wildlife management course and learning about different human-wildlife interactions. She became interested in birds while conducting her undergraduate research studying potential changes in vocal harmonics of the Chinese Blue-breasted Quail (Coturnix chinensis). She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant pursuing her M.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. Her areas of study include: human-wildlife conflict, animal behavior, and ornithology.
Lauren loves sharing her knowledge with the public in the form of science communication, having written and contributed to articles for WIRED Magazine, BBC Wildlife, Discover Magazine, The Cincinnati Zoo, and eBird.