Robert Dick

M.Eng., P.Eng.
P.O. Box 79
Rideau Ferry, Ontario
K0G 1W0


The following presentations were to promote the study of scotobiology.

    Queens U. Biological Station (Elgin, ON, July 13, 2016)
      - The Biological Impact of Artificial Light at Night

    Institute of Engineering and Technology, (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 25, 2016)
      - The LED Revolution

    IEEE, (Ottawa, ON, Jan. 13, 2016)
      - Unintentional Impacts of LED Lighting

    IEEE Workshop (Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2016)
      - Lighting up a Town

    Parks Ontario (Peterborough, ON, Sept. 4, 2015)
      - Low-Impact Lighting for Ontario Parks

    Nocturne Lecture Series, Cube Gallery (Ottawa, ON, July 14 2013)
      - The New Age of Lighting

    Kelowna Centre, RASC (Nov. 17, 2010)
      - LED Luminaires?

    Action Chelsea for Respect of the Environment (ACRE, Feb. 16, 2010)
      - The Unnatural Night

    Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Sept. 23, 2009)
      - Lighting Policy Presentation

    Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba (Aug. 22, 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Dark Sky Preserves

    The Lands Between Conference (May 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Dark Sky Preserves

    Ministry of Nat'l Resources Ontario, Nat'l Capital Commission (March 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Alternatives to Lighting

    Bruce Peninsula Dark Sky Preserve (June 2009)
      - Award Ceremony

    Cube Gallery, Ottawa (May 2009)
      - Impact on Night Lighting on Nature

    Lake Links Conference (October 2008)
      - Introduction to Scotobiology and Stewardship

    Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Joint Advisory Board. Meeting. (June 19, 2008)
      - Can Outdoor Lighting Harm the Environment?

Light Pollution Abatement

Here is a selection of presentations I have made
to promote the reduction of light pollution.

    Muskoka Conservation Foundation (Huntsville, ON, June 8 2014)
      - The Value of Darkness, Muskoka, ON

    Nuit Noire Lecture Series, Cube Gallery (Ottawa, ON July 7 2011)
      - Thief of the Night

    Kamloops Astronomical Association (June 8, 2011)
      - Why Keep your Dark Skies?

    Building Sustainable Communities (Nov. 17, 2010)
      - Urban Lighting with Less Environmental Impact

    Ecology of the Night Conference (Sept. 2003)
      - RASC Light Pollution Abatement Program

    Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (June 2008)
      - Limiting Light Pollution with Municipal Lighting Policies

    Mont-Megantic Observatory (Oct. 2007)
      - Dark Sky Preserves: Lobbying a Moving Target

Dark Sky Preserves

I have also produced a few presentations about the Canadian Dark Sky Preserve Program.

    4th International Dark Sky Park Symposium (June 29, 2011)
      - Jasper and Bruce Dark Sky Preserves

    Sources of Knowledge Conference (April 29-30, 2011)
      - Reducing Light Pollution Across Canada: Efforts of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

    3rd Int'l Symp. on Dark-sky Parks, Lastovo, Croatia (Sept. 7, 2010)
      - Canadian DSP Program - Lesson's Learned

    Int'l Conference on Conservation Biology, Edmonton (July 2010)
      - Dark Sky Preserve Program in Canada

    2nd UNESCO International Symp. on Dark-sky Parks, Lastovo, Croatia (Sept. 16 2009)
      - Scotobiology and Canadian Dark Sky Preserves