The Urban Wildlife Information Network—and Butler University’s participation in this collaboration to identify patterns in urban wildlife—was the subject of a May 2 story in The New York Times.

“A city is a type of ecosystem, one heavily managed by humans, but it is an ecosystem and there is diversity, and that makes it a healthier place to live,” Biology Professor Travis Ryan is quoted as saying in the story.

In February 2016, Butler’s Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) announced plans to participate in the network, which is coordinated by Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. The CUE placed 48 motion-sensitive cameras at locations in Indianapolis, Westfield, Zionsville, and Carmel to study urban wildlife.

 

 

Media contact:
Marc Allan
mallan@butler.edu
317-940-9822

 

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