Urban Ecology


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Students in a geography class completed two separate projects for Iowa City. The first project focused on the ecological functions of roadside vegetation in Iowa City, including identification of roadside land area in the city that can be prioritized for re-planting and re-design as native vegetation areas. The second project focused on urban raptors. Students used transects to record the abundance and distribution of urban raptors in Iowa City and also collected information on landscape features such as tree cover and habitat connectivity to associate with the observations of raptors.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

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Heather Sander
Geographical and Sustainability Sciences

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