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History of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Program description The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) began in 1998 with three questions to advance the understanding of urban areas as a novel and increasingly important ecosystem type: Structure: What is the spatial and temporal patch structure of ecological, physical, and socio-economic factors in the urban ecosystem? Function: What are the fluxes of energy, matter, […]

Urban Ecology: Knowing or Making?

Our friend and colleague, Alex Felson, of the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has a unusual perspective on what urban ecology is and does.  Trained as a landscape architect, urban designer and as an ecological scientist, his perspective is quite unusual among urbanists.  You can find information […]