Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future
by Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University
“Nature in the City” describes changes in nature in the landscape of Bengaluru using a deep historical dive from the 6th century CE to now, looking at trends in the way people perceive nature, charting a trend towards simplification of biodiversity and ecosystem services over time, and looking at pockets of resilience where multifunctional nature still thrives in the midst of urban chaos.
Available now in the UK and on September 7 in the United States.
The Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Urban Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
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Humboldt University, Germany
Nature-based Solutions (NBS) are living solutions inspired and supported by the use of natural processes and structures, and are designed to address various environmental challenges in an efficient and adaptable manner, while simultaneously providing economic, social, and environmental benefits (European Commission, 2015). The core idea of NBS is to use the benefits of ecosystem services to prevent a system from crossing a certain threshold/tipping point, such as critical air temperatures, water shortages. or water levels that could lead to dangerous flooding. Continue reading →