Scientists and the city

Spiess, Petra
August 2007
High Country News;8/20/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p6
The article offers information on the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research project of the Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. The project is an urban ecology study aimed at determining how urbanization affects interactions between the living and non-living components of a city. Researchers have found out that native birds prefer drought-tolerant trees while exotic ones favor water-dependent trees. The project includes sociology as part of its study due to the nature of the ecosystem being investigated. Researchers have also examined how socioeconomic factors and environmental pollution affected childhood asthma in the area.


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