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Light pollution in the news

August 2023

Jenny recently wrote an article reviewing a book about light pollution for American Scientist. Here's an article about Nevada communities curbing light pollution. 

City Night Lights


August 2022

Jenny was awarded a NSF CAREER grant to study artificial light and night and urbanization. Very excited to continue work on urban ecology, genes, and phenotype. Especially excited about the education plan.

Holding a Bird

New paper

July 2022

We have a new paper out in Ecol App about Pb, hormones, and reproductive success. This work was highlighted by ESA, the Wildlife Society, and Swedish Radio


New graduate student

Sept 2021

Ivan Celso Carvalho Provinciato joins the lab from Brazil. He received his master's from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho in Rio Claro. He is the recipient of the Dean's Merit Fellowship


Two new papers

April 2021

Jen Heppner has a new paper out in Frontiers about incubation behaviors in urban environments. Val Alaasam has a new paper out in Env Poll about ALAN, cardiovascular impacts, and circadian rhythms.  An undergraduate initiated project on visualizing stress physiology using non-invasive infrared technology is also out in Stress

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