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Urban Ecosystems

Calls for Papers Collections

PLOS ONE is calling for submissions spanning the intersection of ecological, climatological, and sociological patterns and processes within urban systems. Urbanisation is a key aspect of anthropogenic global change in the 21st century, and understanding its impacts is a critical challenge for contemporary science. Urban ecosystems occur at the nexus between urbanisation, microclimate, natural resources, organisms and human societies, and PLOS ONE recognises the significance of research that makes connections across these dynamic and complex systems. From the effects of urbanisation on the ecology of urban biota to the social benefits of urban biodiversity, and from the influence of the built environment on global climate change to innovation in microclimatic monitoring, this call for papers aims to bring together diverse perspectives on the physical, biological and social functioning of urban ecosystems.

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    Mary Cadenasso
    Prof. Mary Cadenasso
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    Gina Cavan
    Dr. Gina Cavan
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    Mariana Mayer-Pinto
    Dr. Mariana Mayer-Pinto
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    Chris Lepczyk
    Prof. Chris Lepczyk
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The Dynamic World of Urban Research

Associate Editor Jamie Males talks to Mariana Mayer-Pinto, a Guest Editor for the Urban Ecosystems Call for Papers, about her experiences of working in urban marine habitats.

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Introducing the Urban Ecosystems Collection

PLOS ONE Senior Editor Jamie Males highlights the interdisciplinary nature and innovative approaches explored in our Urban Ecosystems Collection.

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