Presentations

Conference and Guest Lectures:

Sanderfoot, O. V. Avian habitat use and detection of backyard birds in the Pacific Northwest during COVID-19 lockdowns. August 2022. International Ornithological Congress. Invited Talk.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Up In Smoke: How will birds respond to smoke pollution in the age of megafires? July 2022. Pilchuck Audubon Society. Public Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Wildfires and animals in the age of megafires. June 2022. Trilogy Birders. Public Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Wildfires and animals in the age of megafires. January 2022. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Wildlife ecology in the Pacific Northwest. November 2021. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Fire, Smoke, & Song: Impact of fine particulate matter on the health, behavior, and detection of birds and other wildlife. October 2021. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Final Exam.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Detecting birds in hazy skies: Effects of air pollution on bird observations. November 2021. UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. Invited Seminar.

Sanderfoot, O. V., Schrimpf, M., Koper, N., & Gardner, B. Effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on migratory and backyard birds: A review of research approaches and comparative results. August 2021. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Invited Talk.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Birding for Cleaner Skies: Leveraging community science to learn about how air pollution impacts birds. May 2021. Sun Prairie Rotary Club. Public Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Tuning Into Birdsong: The science and solace of birding. May 2021. UW School of Music. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Join the Flock! Learn how ornithologists use community science data and how to get involved. April 2021. King County Library System. Public Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Canary in a Coal Mine, Revisited: Emerging evidence of air pollution as an overlooked threat to birds. December 2020. Washington Ornithological Society. Public Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Fire, Smoke, & Song: Exploring the impact of particle pollution on bird observations and acoustic activity. October 2020. University of Washington School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. General Exam.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Song & Sky: Investigating air pollution impacts on bird communities. July 2020. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Impacts of air pollution on birds in a rapidly changing climate. January 2020. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V. Canary in the coal mine: Quantifying the impact of exposure to health-damaging air pollutants on avian communities. October 2019. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences. Guest Lecture.

Sanderfoot, O. V., & Gardner, B. Smoke Signals: How elevated particulate levels during the wildfire season impacted bird observations in Washington State. October 2019. American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society Joint Conference. Reno, NV. Invited Talk.

Gardner, B., Bassing, S., Ganz, T., Prugh, L., Roussin, T., Sanderfoot, O. V., Satterfield, L., & Wirsing, A. Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky: Quantifying the Effects of Smoke Pollution on Large Mammal Movement and Detection. October 2019. American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society Joint Conference. Reno, NV. Invited Talk.

Sanderfoot, O. V., & Gardner, B. Canary in the coal mine: Quantifying the impact of exposure to health-damaging air pollutants on avian communities. March 2018. UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences Graduate Student Symposium. Invited Talk.

Sanderfoot, O. V. A bird’s-eye view of air pollution: The impacts of health-damaging air pollutants on avifauna. May 2017. UW – Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Thesis Defense.

Sanderfoot, O. V., & Holloway, T. A bird’s-eye view of air pollution: How avifauna may be impacted by health-damaging air pollutants. April 2017. Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference. Invited Talk.

foot, O. V., & Holloway, T. A bird’s-eye view of air pollution: How birds are impacted by health-damaging air pollutants. April 2017. Wisconsin Festival of Ideas. Guest Lecture.

Symposia & Panels

The “Anthropause” as a natural experiment: Leveraging ornithological studies during COVID-19 lockdowns to develop conservation strategies for a post-pandemic world. August 2022. International Ornithological Congress. Co-chair.

A global review of the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on birds. August 2022. International Ornithological Congress. Co-organizer.

Lessons Learned In Lockdown: Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Birds. August 2021. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists. Co-chair.

Not Just Powered by Sugar: The Energetic Strategies of Hummingbirds. April 2021. Panel hosted by Seattle Audubon and West Coast Birders. Moderator.

Expect the Unexpected: The Adventures of Nelson Institute Alumni. April 2017. Panel hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Panelist.

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Expert Testimony: House Environment & Energy Committee Public Hearing on House Bill 1110. January 15th, 2019. Olympia, WA.

Expert Testimony: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Board of Directors Meeting. November 15th, 2018. Seattle, WA.