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Urban Ecology

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Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

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As cities and suburbs replace once pristine natural areas, ecologists are paying more attention to how nature responds to development — and they're finding that there's more to urban ecosystems than rats and cockroaches. Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about urban ecology.

Guests:

Fred Koontz
*Director, New York Bioscape Initiative
*Executive vice president, Wildlife Trust, New York, N.Y.

Marina Alberti
*Director, Urban Ecology Research Laboratory
*Associate professor of urban design and planning, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Nancy Grimm
*Co-director, Central Arizona - Phoenix Long Term Ecological Study (CAP LTER)
*Professor of biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Sylvia Earle
*Explorer In Residence, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC