Our disappearing night skies: Why this matters
Tuesday 7th June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm AEST
credit - River Murray Dark Sky Reserve
Dark skies are essential for ecosystems and human health. This presentation will cover the current night sky environment, scientific understanding of the natural night skies, and end with an explanation of friendly outdoor lighting. Several examples of light pollution’s impact on wildlife will be presented. Research on the impacts of light pollution on human health and wellbeing will be summarised. Best lighting practices for urban and rural areas will be described.
Use the link and the Meeting ID (832 5040 3874) and Password (708733) to join the meeting,
Sharolyn’s area of research is covered under the broad umbrella of Geographic Information Science; incorporating urban remote sensing, GIS development, Volunteered Geographic Information, and internet mapping.
Her work has led to areas of ecosystem service valuation projects at local, national, and global scales with her latest studies involving modelling urban ecological processes from micro to macro scales in Adelaide.
With research undertaken as a collaborative project through multidisciplinary research teams, Sharolyn’s particular focus through her publication record has covered a variety of topical areas, linked with the integration of remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and sociodemographic data to better understand the world.