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Nov 7 2013
A Roadmap for Embedding Ecologists into Urban Design
Earlier this year, Alexander Felson suggested that the field of urban design would improve markedly if ecologists became more involved. But as Felson conceded, many ecologists have scant experience working on development projects and might not even know where to begin.  In a new article, Felson, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, lays out a “roadmap” for integrating ecology into urban design. Writing in the journal BioScience, Felson describes strategies for ecologists to inject themselves into design projects — such as urban parks and buildings — and highlights critical moments in the process when they can have the greatest impact… more 
Quotes: 
“It’s ideal to get involved early in the contract phase because essentially you’re carving out your role in a project.”


“Land development is inevitable… and it’s happening with less ecological assessment than it should be. The more we can get ecologist involved the better.”

A Roadmap for Embedding Ecologists into Urban Design

Earlier this year, Alexander Felson suggested that the field of urban design would improve markedly if ecologists became more involved. But as Felson conceded, many ecologists have scant experience working on development projects and might not even know where to begin.
 
In a new article, Felson, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, lays out a “roadmap” for integrating ecology into urban design. Writing in the journal BioScience, Felson describes strategies for ecologists to inject themselves into design projects — such as urban parks and buildings — and highlights critical moments in the process when they can have the greatest impact… more

Quotes:
It’s ideal to get involved early in the contract phase because essentially you’re carving out your role in a project.
Land development is inevitable… and it’s happening with less ecological assessment than it should be. The more we can get ecologist involved the better.

Mar 27 2012
NYT Noise Pollution Is Changing Forests
Using a motion-activated camera, scientists studied bird activity in northwestern New Mexico. Scientists found that in noisy areas, scrub jays avoid pinyon seeds. Normally they gather many seeds and fail to return to some of their hiding spaces. These seeds can grow into seedlings. In noisy areas mice eat most of the seeds, they tend to eat all they seeds they find.       

NYT Noise Pollution Is Changing Forests

Using a motion-activated camera, scientists studied bird activity in northwestern New Mexico. Scientists found that in noisy areas, scrub jays avoid pinyon seeds. Normally they gather many seeds and fail to return to some of their hiding spaces. These seeds can grow into seedlings. In noisy areas mice eat most of the seeds, they tend to eat all they seeds they find.