Travis Longcore, an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has announced the release of a new paper addressing the visual responses of animals to light. The paper, titled “A Compendium of Photopigments and Visual Spectral Response Curves,” offers valuable insights into wildlife sensitivity to light and its implications for outdoor lighting design. Longcore’s work, published in the journal Basic and Applied Ecology, presents a detailed database of spectral response information for terrestrial wildlife by taxonomic classification. This comprehensive resource aims to aid in balancing human visual needs with mitigating light pollution effects on wildlife. For those interested in diving deeper into this research, the open-access paper and associated datasets can be accessed here.