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Human nature? Why ecology is a critical part of city infrastructure - GreenBiz


GreenBiz
Tom Carver, BRINK News executive editor, spoke with Timon McPhearson, associate professor of urban ecology and director of the Urban Systems Lab at The New School, about the fast-emerging field of urban ecology and the importance of treating nature ...

Urban Ecology Center Hosts First International Training - WUWM


WUWM
The Urban Ecology Center started humbly with a small team working out of a trailer near a forlorn park above the Milwaukee River. Today the park is flourishing, the river is healthier, and the Urban Ecology Center has grown to three neighborhood-based, ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Immunology symposium unites Ithaca, New York City scientists - Cornell Chronicle


Cornell Chronicle
Cornell experts from Ithaca and New York City gathered June 26-27 at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for the Immunology in Health and Disease Symposium, an event that sparked new ideas for collaboration between Weill Cornell Medicine ...

Stress and the City: Urban Birds Keep Cool

Berlin - Germany

Ornithologists at the Max Planck Society demonstrate that urban birds are more resistant to acute stress than forest dwelling birds. [PDF]

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Article discussing how birds have adapted to urban foraging amid the artificial concrete and steel ecosystems of cities.

Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds
United States

Program to conserve migratory birds through education and habitat improvement strategies in urban areas.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Birds, Birds, Birds
United States

Protects and enhances the populations and habitat of more than 800 species of birds that spend all or part of their lives in the United States. Includes laws, educational materials, migration management, and recreational information.

United Kingdom

Information on the research being undertaken in the ESBRC at the University of Plymouth.

Bioindicators of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress
United States

Biological indicators have been developed and applied at field sites in the eastern U.S. to assess the effects that environmental stressors such as contaminants have on the health of aquatic organisms. (Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.)

Diptera - Flies Are Cool
United States

Photos and information on Diptera (true flies) and links to other entomological and parasitological sites.

Your Gross & Cool Body
United States

Kid's guide to body functions and body systems.

Cool Optical Illusions
United States

Browse a large gallery of optical illusion pictures, fun eye tricks, impossible puzzles, and ambigrams. Includes incredible perceptual motion illusions, stereograms, amazing hidden images, and some very funny pictures.

Germany

Papers on integrated relationships between environmental stressors and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

Asymptote Cool Guide to Cryopreservation

Manual of the general principles of cryobiology, especially regarding the preservation of sperm and embryos. Detailed but accessible to the educated layman. [PDF]