News tagged with urban biodiversity

Human traffic threatens urban forests

A study investigating the affect of recreational trails in endangered urban forests has found that their expansiveness and unmethodical planning is increasing fragmentation and impacting biodiversity.

dateAug 28, 2014 in Ecology
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Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner. Wildlife, we think, should be found in wild places, or confined to ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Ecology
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Europe's natural habitats under threat

Climate change, intensive farming and urban sprawl - are putting Europe's parkland and biological diversity under increasing pressure. The natural environment can only take so much pressure, before it becomes spoiled, and ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Needed: a global bioinformatics system

A global information infrastructure is critical to making intelligent decisions about the grand challenge of rapid shifts occurring in the environment and life on Earth.

dateAug 07, 2012 in Ecology
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Urban wildlife: Some birds crave cement, not trees

Not all animals crave green spaces. Some thrive in urban ecosystems composed of concrete and glass and this particularity will be addressed by Danielle Dagenais, a professor at the Université de Montréal School ...

dateApr 19, 2010 in Ecology
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Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity

( -- Urban areas around the world are places of hidden biodiversity that need to be protected and encouraged through smart urban design, said an authority in green city design.

dateMar 23, 2009 in Ecology
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