What is urban ecology?

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Urban ecologyUrban ecology examines the relationships between humans, plants and animals and their environment within urban (that is a densely populated area) settings.

Why does it matter?
By examining these urban environments within the context of a wider ecosystem we are ultimately able to build and design healthier and more biodiverse communities. Urban ecology matters because by 2030 it is predicted that 60% of the human population will be living in an urban setting.

What can you do?
Make yourself aware of the impact your choices have on your environment so that you can make more informed decisions. These may be decisions about the best way to reroof your home, how to design a wildlife friendly garden or how to preserve your local green space.

I will be providing more information about this in forthcoming posts and will direct you to relevant websites.

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