Ph.D. student David Tan leads study on effect of blue light on bird-building collisions


Posted: Apr 16, 2024 - 12:00pm

Ph.D. student David Tan lead a study that was recently published in Conservation Biology: Disentangling the biotic and abiotic drivers of bird–building collisions in a tropical Asian city with ecological niche modeling.

David is an expert in building collisions of night-migrating birds and is a PhD student in Dr. Michael Andersen's lab. Together with UNM Biology alum, Nick Freymueller, they documented a higher rate of collisions with buildings that emit blue light, which has important implications for the conservation of migratory birds through urban areas. 

Learn more about this work at UNM Newsroom and a KRQE news piece on YouTube.