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High ant diversity underfoot in urban environments

Cities have more species diversity than you'd expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas.

dateNov 12, 2014 in Ecology
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Making cities more accessible for everyone

Ron Buliung's interest in urban design initially started with his travels to Europe and India where he saw how different cities dealt with issues such as space, wealth, poverty, street life, congestion and transport.

dateOct 31, 2014 in Social Sciences
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City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion

A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habitats.

dateOct 12, 2014 in Ecology
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