Hee Jung Son
The invention of artificial light has allowed humans to expand both our territories and working hours, affecting our biological systems and those of the animals whose territory we share. Wild animals -- forced to adapt to these artificial conditions-- often fall victim to the negative consequences of this expansion. On roadways, the habitat fragmentation and disruption of animal’s movement interrupt the sensorial and physical conditions and habitual behaviors of nocturnal animal. The extreme result of this is roadkill. By attempting to minimize incidents of vehicular collision with animals, my thesis explores using artificial light to counter its own damages and elevate existing solutions to help both humans and wildlife.
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