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Study Shows Urbanisation’s Impact on Biodiversity

Matt Ball on February 19, 2014 - in Environment

A dataset, described as the largest of it kind to date, has assessed the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe. It found that cities supported far fewer species of birds and plants compared with similar areas of undeveloped land. However, it showed the vast majority of flora and fauna in a city reflected an area’s “unique biotic heritage”.

The findings appear in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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