Seminar: The Dark Side of Night Lighting

Hosted by Alicia Dimovski, Phd student, Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution, La Trobe University. 

Alicia will describe how artificial light from housing and street lights is impacting our native mammals. She has been working between the Bundoora and Bendigo regions to explore the impacts of artificial light on health and behaviour in a range of marsupials including the tammar wallaby, fat-tailed dunnart and sugar glider. Throughout her research Alicia has been working with the lighting industry to find a solution to this problem by testing “wildlife-friendly” amber LED lighting that allows humans to see at night but reduces the impact of our native animals. In this seminar Alicia will discuss both the effects of light pollution on mammals and suggest some changes we can all make to help our native wildlife thrive in our urban areas.

Further Information:
In the event of extreme weather, including a Total Fire Ban or Code Red Fire Danger Day, the seminars and field trips will not go ahead.

Wednesday 04 December 2019, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
River View Room, The Grand Hotel
110 Yarra Street
Warrandyte VIC 3113
More Info

This seminar is a part of the 2019 Environment Seminars presented by Manningham Council.

Getting there

By car:

On street parking is available 

By bus:

Whipstick Gully Road bus stop:

  • Bus route 906 City to Warrandyte via The Pines SC
  • Bus route 364 Warrandyte - Ringwood Station via Croydon & Warrandyte Rd & Eastland SC.

Webb Street bus stop:

  • Bus route 578 Eltham Station - Warrandyte via Research & Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road
  • Bus route 579 Eltham Station - Warrandyte via Research & Research-Warrandyte Road