The Urban Wildlands Group



Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting


February 23­24, 2002
Los Angeles, California

Catherine Rich & Travis Longcore
Conference Co-Chairs



Saturday February 23, 2002
UCLA Faculty Center

7:30­8:00 A.M.

8:00 A.M.
Introduction and Announcements

8:15 A.M.
Welcoming Comments
Hartmut Walter
UCLA Department of Geography and Institute of the Environment

8:30­9:00 A.M.
Night lighting: science, politics, and the regulatory process
Sara Wan
Chair, California Coastal Commission

9:00­9:30 A.M.
Plant photoreceptors: proteins that perceive information vital for plant development from the light environment
Winslow R. Briggs
Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington

9:30­10:00 A.M.
Measuring light pollution in urban lakes and its effects on lake invertebrates
Marianne V. Moore and Susan J. Kohler
Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College

10:00­10:15 A.M.

10:15­10:45 A.M.
Artificial night lighting and insects in Germany
Gerhard Eisenbeis
Department of Biology - Institute of Zoology, Soil Biology and Soil Ecology Group
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

10:45­11:15 A.M.
Impact of artificial lighting on moths
Kenneth D. Frank
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

11:15­11:45 A.M.
Stray light, fireflies, and fireflyers
James E. Lloyd
Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida

12:00 P.M.

1:00­1:30 P.M.
Observed and potential effects of artificial light on the behavior, ecology, and evolution of nocturnal frogs
Bryant W. Buchanan
Department of Biology, Utica College of Syracuse University

1:30­2:00 P.M.
The influence of artificial illumination on the behavior and ecology of nocturnal salamanders
Sharon Wise and Bryant W. Buchanan
Department of Biology, Utica College of Syracuse University

2:00­2:30 P.M.
Lighting problems at Florida's oceanic beaches: lessons learned from sea turtles
Michael Salmon
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

2:30­3:00 P.M.
Artificial night-lighting effects on salmon and other fishes in the Northwest
Barbara Nightingale and Charles Simenstad
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

3:00­3:15 P.M.

3:15­3:45 P.M.
The behavioral responses of migrating birds to different lighting systems on tall towers
Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Jr. and Carroll G. Belser
Clemson University

3:45­4:15 P.M.
Road illumination and black-tailed godwit
J.G. de Molenaar, D.A. Jonkers & M.E. Sanders
Alterra, research institute for the green environment

4:15­4:45 P.M.
Artificial lighting and the decline of seabirds
Richard Podolsky
Avian Systems

4:45­5:15 P.M.
Turning night into day: the effects of artificial night lighting on endangered and other mammal species
Melissa M. Grigione
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida

5:30­7:00 P.M.
Wine and Cheese Reception


Sunday, February 24, 2002
UCLA Faculty Center

10:00 A.M.
Progress and challenges in night sky protection
Robert Gent
International Dark-Sky Association (Tucson, Arizona)

10:20 A.M.
The Fatal Light Awareness Program
Michael Mesure
Fatal Light Awareness Program (Toronto, Canada)

10:40 A.M.
Panel Discussion

11:30 A.M.
Brunch (buffet)

12:00­3:00 P.M.


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