How do animals and plants survive and thrive in cities?

Urban ecology is a growing research field. To find orientation in the information jungle on this topic, a team led by IGB and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin (FU Berlin) has created a map of 62 important research hypotheses in ...

Nature as a model for greener cities

Swapping concrete and asphalt for trees, ponds and green roofs is an example of how cities can be adapted to cope with heavy rain and climate change. But time is running out. For nature-based solutions to have a global impact, ...

Why does polygamy endure in urban environments?

Experts have long believed that in fast-growing, urban environments, polygamy would disappear. In Bamako, Mali, where the population is nearly 3 million and rapidly growing, and economic incentives to polygamy have faded, ...

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