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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Analyzing the Effects of Urban Noise and Light Pollution on Avian Communities

with Lauren Pharr, Ornithologist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee


With the increase of people moving into urban areas every day, anthropogenic (human-produced) sources of noise and light are having a drastic effect on near and inhabiting wildlife. Birds have been particularly useful to study when looking at these urbanization effects, specifically urban noise and light pollution. Join Lauren Pharr, Master of Science student at North Carolina State University, for a discussion of how urbanization continues to effect local bird species.


This program is offered through a partnership with
New Hope Audubon



Registration open through 2/25/2021 12:10 PM

About the Speaker

Lauren Pharr is an ornithologist and current master's student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina pursuing her degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. Her current research focuses on studying and analyzing urbanization effects, specifically urban noise and light pollution, on avian species. She is also an engaged science communicator; she has given talks to multiple societies including Georgia Audubon and Hog Island Audubon and has written and contributed pieces to a variety of outlets including The Cincinnati Zoo, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and eBird. Lauren is also the recipient of many awards including funding from both The Alongside Wildlife Foundation and The North Carolina Wildlife Federation. 


This Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Information for accessing the event will be distributed the week of the talk.

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