Munich Neuroscience Calendar


10.12.2020, 13:00 Max-Planck-Institut für Ornithologie
until 14:00
Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Clinton Francis
Institute: California Polytechnical State University and MPIO

Title: Ecological and socio-ecological dimensions of sensory pollution

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Host: Henrik Brumm
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Human activities are globally pervasive. Although applied ecology and conservation biology has typically focused on how
changes in vegetation or land cover influence wild populations and communities, growing evidence suggests that changes
in other ecological dimensions, such as the acoustic and lit environment, can have comparable or larger ecological
consequences than land cover changes. In this talk, I will discuss my lab’s use of natural and manipulative field experiments,
plus large-scale databases, to understand how changes to the acoustic environment and light regimes can
influence behavior, reproduction, distributions and ecological interactions. I will focus primarily on birds, but highlight key
examples of how changes in sensory environments are highly relevant to human health and wellbeing.

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