To mark their 5 years anniversary, National Science Centre Poland (NCN) has chosen to highlight the work of some researchers they are currently funding (all videos available here). A story on the Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab is available below:
There is a great video by Baba Brinkman (he wrote the widely praised Rap Guide to Evolution) on the importance of urban space in preserving the environment. This video highlights how cities are an experimental ground where modern human societies shape a new, and growing, ecological niche. Further understanding of our impact on urban evolutionary and ecological systems – where we act both as agents but also as recipients – is therefore key.