Urban evolutionary ecology

Urbanization is accelerating around the world and has become one of the main causes of habitat loss and fragmentation. The rapid expansion of urbanized landscapes disrupts natural environments and increases the exposure of organisms to multiple stressors, like pollutants, artificial light at night, noise, and human presence.

We study urbanization as a research topic, but also initiate and participate in urban habitat restoration projects, advise local governments, speak about the importance of urban nature to wider audiences, and organize events for volunteer work in urban green and blue areas.