So excited! After weeks of researching the field of urban ecology, I finally had a meeting with the generous Amy Dunham, Rice University conservation ecologist, who will be helping me plan and execute my very own urban ecology study!
We have narrowed down the topic of my study, but there’s still much left to research, plan, and learn. It’s a little daunting…
The goal of my study is to examine the effects of various land uses on plant diversity and bird biodiversity, and upon community structures. I’m hoping that I’ll also be able to examine the relationship between particular socioeconomic indicators and plant and bird biodiversity and community structures.
Do you have any suggestions? Anything you would be interested in seeing? Any suggestions for particular types of plants and birds I should be studying? Comment away!