From an episode of Einstein A Go-GoPresented by Dr Shane

Interview

Einstein A Go-Go: How Artificial Lighting Is Adversely Affecting Native Birdlife

Dr Anne Aulsebrook from La Trobe University and The University of Melbourne researches the effects that light pollution has on local wildlife. In a recent study, Anne looked at how light pollution affected an introduced species (pigeons) as compared to a native species (magpies). She calls in to discuss her findings with host Dr Shane, including why magpies are particularly sensitive to light pollution and are suffering a 40 per cent reduction in their sleep patterns.

Photo: "Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) Samsonvale Cemetery, SE Queensland, Australia" by Aviceda (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Listen to Einstein A Go-Go: How Artificial Lighting Is Adversely Affecting Native Birdlife07:5726 July 2020