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April 18, 2012

skyline of Leipzig, Germany Cities in both the U.S. and Europe harbor more plant species than rural areas. However, plant species in urban areas are closer related to each other and often share similar functions. Consequently, urban ecosystems should be more sensitive towards environmental impacts than rural ecosystems. This is concluded by German and U.S. scientists based on a field study in Minneapolis led by Jeannine Cavender-Bares, associate professor at the University of Minnesota. Full Story

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