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Evolving Designer Ecosystem Sheds Light on Unintended Consequences


September 3, 2008

education graphic What are the consequences of human-made tinkering with land cover and hydrology on surrounding native desert ecosystems and biodiversity? This question forms the backdrop for a case study proffered by an Arizona State University research team and published in the journal BioScience, which found that one of the most profound impacts of urbanization is the "reconfiguration of surface hydrology." Full Story

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