Definition of Urban Ecology

Urban ecology is a recent field of concern and is defined as the study of the relationship of the living organism with each other as well as with their surrounding which is an urban environment. An urban environment is defined as an environment where there is a large number of commercial and residential buildings, and paved concrete surfaces are present.


The primary objective of urban ecology is to create an equilibrium between human culture and the natural environment. This study is of utmost importance as more than half of the population of the world has made urban areas their habitat. It has been estimated that there would be a need to expand the urban areas as about two-third of the population of the world will be living in them within the period of the next forty years.

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