Tuesday, April 11, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, ET
Doors Open at 5:00 pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Illuminating the Shoreline – The Influence of Light Pollution on Freshwater Environments
With Elizabeth Parkinson, Oakland University PhD student and National Science Foundation Fellow
Artificial light at night is one of the most rapidly changing human impacts on the natural world, but much remains unknown. As human habitation, and illumination, of freshwater coastlines worldwide continues to grow, the importance of understanding the implications of these changes for freshwater ecosystems grows with it. A huge, but often overlooked, component of our freshwater communities are insects- their response to artificial light at night can give us greater insight into our waterways and their connected shorelines.
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