Quote from the article by Robert McDonald


We are living in the period of fastest urban growth in human history, with more than 2 billion additional people expected in cities by 2030 – a pace that is the equivalent to building a city the size of New York City every 6 weeks.

But what do scientists know and not know about how urban growth is affecting biodiversity?

To answer this question, an international team of researchers including researcher Thomas Elmqvist from Stockholm Resilience Centre, along with researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and other institutions assessed the direct and indirect effects on a global scale.

The results have been published in the journal Nature Sustainability and you can read more about the results in an article at the Stockholm Resilience Centre website by clicking here.