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Urban ecology studies how human settlements interact with their surrounding ecosystems. It encompasses a wide range of topics, from the effects of urbanization on biodiversity to the role of cities in climate change. Researchers in urban ecology use various methods, including field studies, laboratory experiments, and computer modeling, to understand the complex interactions between people and nature in urban environments.

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  • What the longest-lasting Mesoamerican cities all had in common
    Mexico's Monte Alban archaeological site. the city lasted for over 1,300 years. Deposit PhotosWell-being of locals, as well as infrastructure, are key to a lasting society. The post What the longest-lasting Mesoamerican cities all had in common appeared first on Popular Science....
    Source: Popular Science by Laura Baisas
  • A bug expert went shopping at Walmart—and made a historic insect discovery
    This Polystoechotes punctata, or giant lacewing, was collected in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2012 by Michael Skvarla, director of Penn State’s Insect Identification Lab. The specimen is the first of its kind recorded in eastern North America in over fifty years – and the first record of the species ever in...
    Source: Popular Science by Laura Baisas
  • It’s in the rules to play dirty in this new soil-themed board game
    Soil is more fragile than people may realize, which is why farmers must often improve its health. Deposit PhotosScientists designed the free-to-play game 'Dirty Matters' to help us appreciate this overlooked substance. The post It’s in the rules to play dirty in this new soil-themed board game appeared first on...
    Source: Popular Science by Zayna Syed
  • The Infinite Christmas Tree: How to Cut Your Tree So it Will Grow Again
    After the whole realization about Santa, one of the hardest truths to swallow about Christmas is the personal responsibility for the large-scale tree murder. It dawned on me, as an eight-year-old watching our dead Christmas tree, stripped of its ornaments and kicked to the curb for trash pick-up, that there...
    Source: Modern Farmer by Paige Lindell
  • 5 Master's theses awarded on adaptation to climate change
    14.12.22 - The 2022 Durabilis prize list brings together individual works on different ways of dealing with global warming, from a technological point of view on the EPFL side and a cultural point of view on the UNIL side. Summary of their work and comments from the jury. The Jury...
    Source: EPFL
  • Elena Cogato Lanza awarded the title of Adjunct Professor
    14.07.22 - Elena Cogato Lanza is a leading researcher in the history and theory of urban planning. The ETH-Council has awarded her the title of Adjunct Professor. Dr Elena Cogato Lanza, currently Senior Scientist in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL, was awarded the title...
    Source: EPFL
  • 20 Best New Sites, April 2022
    This month’s collection of the best new sites released in the previous four weeks might seem like a mixed bag, but if you look carefully you’ll see distinct themes emerging. Full-page images and videos are back with a vengeance, and designers are embracing large-scale 20th century-inspired typography from Art Nouveau...
    Source: WebdesignerDepot by Paddi MacDonnell
  • Six nominations and a promotion at ENAC School
    11.03.22 - The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of six news professors at ENAC School and promoted Associate Professor Rizlan Bernier-Latmani as Full Professor. © 2022 EPFL New appointments at ENAC Dr Ianina Altshuler, currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences,...
    Source: EPFL
  • Scavenging hyenas benefit public health in African cities
    Scavenging hyenas aren't all bad. They provide benefits to African cities, including the removal animal carcass waste....
    Source: Futurity by Jim Erickson-Michigan
  • Giant pandas still face high risk of extinction
    Climate change, habitat loss, and reduced breeding viability could pose a triple whammy for giant pandas, researchers say....
    Source: Futurity by Tim Lucas-Duke
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