25 Jul '11, 6pm

Green: New York City, an Evolutionary Lab

New York City, an Evolutionary Lab By THE NEW YORK TIMES Carl Zimmer writes about field researchers who study urban evolution, the biological changes that cities bring to the wild animals and plants that inhabit them. For these scientists, the New York metropolitan region is “one great laboratory” for studying how mice on an urban island adapt to stress, for example, or how fish in the Hudson River evolve in the presence of PCBs, he reports. Damon Winter/The New York Times Native New Yorker: a white-footed deer mouse being weighed by scientists.

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